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July 4, 2006

Muriel B. Mahady
Retired Banker, 88

Muriel B. Mahady of Port Jervis, a retired banker with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and longtime resident of the area, died Thursday, June 29, 2006 at home. She was 88.
She was born March 21, 1918 in Boston, Mass. and was the daughter of the late Medwell and Grace Chase Brown. She was the widow of Warren E. Mahady who died in 1983.
She was a graduate of the Katherine Gibbs Business School of Boston.
She is survived by two sons, Brian Mahady and his wife, Connie, and Warren Mahady, all of Cape Cod, Mass.; two daughters, Margaret Jochim and her husband, Bill, of New York City and Kathryn Pierce and her husband, Tracy, of Glen Spey; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lois Cuebas-Mahady.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis. The Rev. Betsy Diver officiated. Burial was made in Glen Spey.

Harold W. Lindsay, 83
Former Supervisor

Harold W. Lindsay of Wurtsboro, a former supervisor for the Town of Mamakating and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, June 30, 2006 at St. Teresa’s Nursing Home & Rehab Center in Middletown. He was 83.
The son of the late Stephen Lindsay and Kathryn Grannis Lindsay Northrup, he was born May 1, 1923 in Wurtsboro.
Harold was retired from the Bell Telephone system and was a licensed electrician as well. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII as a medic in the European Theater of Operation.
Harold continued his interest in emergency medicine and veterans affairs after WWII. He served the American Legion of the State of New York as Third District Commander, Sullivan County Commander, Commander and Adjutant of American Legion Post #1266 and was an active member of V.F.W. Post #4947 in the Town of Mamakating. He was a founding father and charter member of the Mamakating First Aid Squad and taught first aid classes for the American Red Cross for many years. Harold served as a past president of the New York State Ambulance Association and was a past president of the Wurtsboro Fire Company #1. He served as the Town of Mamakating historian for many years and was a Republican committeeman in the town and village of Wurtsboro. He was a member and served on the Board of Directors of the Sullivan County Historical Society and was an avid old postcard collector and life member of the Half Moon Postcard Club and served as a past president. He was also a recipient of the Michael Diamond Award in Wurtsboro, awarded for citizenship and community service. Harold was a member and chairman of the Administrative Board of the former United Methodist Church in Wurtsboro. He later became a member of The Community Church of Wurtsboro and served on the consistory as a deacon.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Lounsbury Dunn, at home; two sons, William Peter Lindsay and his companion, Patricia Barone, and Daniel Lindsay and his wife, Lisa Caldiero Lindsay; four stepsons, James E. Dunn and his wife, Mada, Gary D. Dunn and his wife, Wendy, Robert A. Dunn, and Richard S. Dunn; four grandchildren, Sean Lindsay, Arianne Lindsay, Danielle Lindsay and Jennifer Lindsay; nine stepgrandchildren, Robert Dunn Jr. and his wife, JoLynn, Matthew Dunn, Krista Dunn, Michael Dunn, Christopher Dunn, Gena Dunn, Adam Dunn, Amanda Dunn and Dillon Caldiero; a great-granddaughter, Sinya Patterson; two sisters-in-law, Alida Brinckerhoff and her husband, Joseph, and Terri Hoar; three brothers-in-law, Albert Lounsbury, James Lounsbury and his wife, Barbara, and Edward Wilkinson, Jr. and his wife, Linda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Franklin Lindsay and his wife, Doris Rogers Lindsay.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Community Church of Wurtsboro. Rev. Robert Hoag officiated. Burial with military honors followed at the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mamakating First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 525, Wurtsboro, NY 12790; the Wurtsboro Fire Dept., P.O. Box 442, Wurtsboro, NY 12790; the Community Church of Wurtsboro, P.O. Box 487, Wurtsboro, NY 12790; or to the Mamakating V.F.W. or American Legion Posts.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro.

Irene V. Atkins
Retired Clerk, 77

Irene V. Atkins, a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at her residence in Liberty. She was 77.
The daughter of Samuel and Anna Gibbs Green, she was born April 25, 1929 in Charleston, SC.
She worked as a clerk in Mike Langer’s Retail Fish Market in Liberty. She was the widow of James N. Atkins.
Survivors include a son, Robert R. Atkins of Liberty; two brothers, Samuel Green of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Joseph Green of Newark, NJ; three sisters, Elaine Malone and Dolores Neal, both of Brooklyn and Gloria Green of Norfolk, Va.; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, James W. Atkins and Donald Atkins; three brothers, William, Harry and Eugene Green; and two sisters, Evelina and Lena Green.
Graveside services were held Monday, July 3 at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes in Liberty.

Nathan Mandel, 82
Retired Chief Engineer

Nathan Mandel, a longtime resident of Monticello, died June 25, 2006 in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 82.
He was born August 23, 1923 in Brooklyn.
Mr. Mandel graduated from Woodridge High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII, earning Bronze and Silver Stars and a Purple Heart.
He worked for the Concord Hotel for 37 years as Chief Engineer. He was an active member of the Jewish War Veterans and past commander of the Jesse Brams Post #209. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge of South Fallsburg, and was on the board of directors of the Landfield Ave. Synagogue in Monticello.
He leaves behind Harriet, his loving and dedicated wife of 57 years; his son, Michael and wife, Barbara; his daughter, Sondrea and her husband, Marvin; his son, Robert; and four grandchildren, Erika, Daniel, Chloe and Corey.
Arrangements were made by Beth Israel Memorial, Delray Beach, Fla.

Kennie Hardenburgh
Retired Engineer, 82

Kennie C. Hardenburgh of Livingston Manor, a retired Operating Engineer with Local #187, and lifelong area resident, died Friday, June 30, 2006 at his home. He was 82.
The son of the late Burr C. and Ella Lindsay Hardenburgh, he was born September 12, 1923 in Craig-E-Claire.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Willich Hardenburgh, at home; three sons, Glenn Hardenburgh and his wife, Shelia, of Jefferson, James Hardenburgh and his wife, Mary, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and Timothy Hardenburgh and his wife, June, of Narrowsburg; two daughters, Virginia Daus and her husband, John, of Forestburgh, and Penny Roach and her husband, Steve, of Bethel; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Monday, July 3 in Riverview Cemetery, Roscoe. The Rev. Robert W. Hoag officiated. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.

Joyce Rasmussen
Homemaker, 62

Joyce Faye Rasmussen, a homemaker and lifetime resident of the area, died Saturday, July 1, 2006 in Youngsville. She was 62.
The daughter of the late Melvin and Louise Norris Kehrley, she was born September 26, 1943 in Swan Lake. She was the widow of Lee Rasmussen.
Joyce was a member of the Youngsville Community Reformed Church, the National Tree Farmers Association and Sullivan County Cooperative Extension.
Survivors include one daughter, Jane Doughty and her husband, Jim, of Youngsville; two sons, Steven Rasmussen of Coxsackie, and Kris Rasmussen and his wife, Annette, of Youngsville; a daughter-in-law, Belinda Rasmussen; five grandchildren, Travis Doughty, Heather, Erika, Kristopher and Danielle Rasmussen; a sister, Betty Jacobs-Kohler and her husband, Pete; four brothers, Alan Kehrley and his wife, Pat, Don Kehrley and his wife, Carol, Glen Kehrley and Van Kehrley and his wife, Roberta; two sisters-in-law, June Krum and Janet Kehrley; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Lee Kehrley and his wife, Gloria, and Jay Kehrley; a brother-in-law, Bud Jacobs; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Abplanalp and her husband, Milton, and Linda Kehrley.
Friends may call on Wednesday, July 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 6 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Andrews officiating.
Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Youngsville Community Reformed Church, Youngsville, NY 12791 or to the Youngsville Fire Department.

Alexis A. Olivo, 45

Alexis A. Olivo, a 37-year resident of Liberty, died Friday, June 30, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 45.
Alexis was born Sept. 15, 1960 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to the late David and Ana Burgos Olivo.
He is survived by a daughter, Victoria Olivo of Swan Lake; three brothers, Willis E. Olivo of Parksville, David Olivo of Corozal, Puerto Rico, and Ivan Olivo of Miami, Fla.; and two sisters, Nancy Lopez of Ferndale and Ana La Gattuta of Swan Lake. He was predeceased by a brother, George Olivo.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 1 at Ramsay’s Funeral Homes in Liberty. The Rev. Raphael Gonzalez officiated.
Burial was in Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.

Joe Louis Kelly
Retired Laborer, 69

Joe Louis Kelly, a retired laborer, departed this life on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. He was 69.
The son of Odessa Hambrick Kelly and the late Albert Gene Kelly Sr., he was born June 22, 1937 in East Spencer, NC.
Joe attended Rowan County Schools, and upon graduating in 1955, he relocated to Monticello. In 1958 he married the late Kathryn Victoria Shuler and from this union, four children were born. He was a member of the Laborers Local 17, NAACP - Chairperson of Legal Re-address Committee, Past Exalted Ruler of the IBPOE of W/Elks- Local Sullivan County Lodge 1612 and many other organizations.
He leaves behind to cherish, his mother, Odessa Kelly of E. Spencer, N.C.; a daughter, Joyce Kelly of Mt. Vernon; three sons, Michael Kelly of Salisbury, N.C., Stephen Kelly of Monticello and Gregory Kelly and his wife, Katundra of Clifton Park; his devoted companion, Ruby Scarborough of Monticello; five sisters, Mary Lee and her husband, Lawrence, Ethel Evans and her husband, Willie, Emma Ruth Graham and Doris Allen all of Salisbury, N.C., and Ruby Collins and husband, Thomas of E. Spencer, N.C.; six grandchildren, Tahirah, Tevin and Johnathan Kelly and Sena, Gillian and DeMarques Pearson; a host of nieces nephews and many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by brothers A.G. Jr. and twin Jimmy.
Funeral services were held Monday at the First Baptist Church of Monticello, Liberty St., Monticello. The Rev. James Matthews officiated.
Burial followed at the Rock Ridge Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello.

William Feinstein
Ret. Business Owner, 75

William Feinstein of Bethel, the retired 40-year owner and operator of Sample Service Corp. in Long Island City, and 10-year Bethel resident, died Saturday, July 1, 2006 at St. Clair’s Hospital, Dover, NJ. He was 75.
William was born May 16, 1931 in Brooklyn, the son of Jack and Mary Baum Feinstein.
After retiring, he worked as a merchandising representative in the upstate New York area, Pennsylvania and New Jersey for the Topps Meat Company. He was an avid golfer and a member at Grossinger’s Golf Club and later at the Villa Roma. William served as a cook in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon, at home; three daughters, Judy Chanowitz and her husband, Ben, of Highland Park, NJ, Jackie Kelin and her husband, Alan, and Lisa Feinstein; three grandchildren, Mira Chanowitz, and Avital and David Kelin; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephew.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc. in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel.

Christine Van Varick
Claims Rep., 55

Christine Buddenhagen VanVarick of Woodridge died June 28, 2006. She was 55.
She will always be loved and remembered by her three children, Cody John, Kristen Janice, Robert VanVarick and wife, Arlene and baby granddaughter, Brittney Abby Joy; her mother-in-law, Mary Francis VanVarick of Damascus, Pa.; two sisters, Barbara Larger and Janice Buddenhagen and their husbands; and many cousins and best friends.
A family statement read, “Through all her ups and downs in life, she always had a smile on her face, acceptance in her eyes and strength in spirit. To know Christine was to love her, for when she made a friend, she kept a friend, and that quality of hers will be an inspiration for all the friends and family she left behind.
She worked at Frontier Insurance Company, then Blue Cross Blue Shield in Middletown as a claims representative.
No funeral will be held at this time.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Jamie L.D. Bertholf
Student, 15

Jamie L. D. Bertholf of Livingston Manor, an 11th grade student in the Livingston Manor Central School and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, June 29, 2006 in Livingston Manor. She was 15.
The daughter of Robert J. Bertholf and Patricia L. Benton Parks, she was born October 12, 1990 in Harris.
Jamie was an ambassador for the Sullivan County Dairy Association and a leader-in-training at the Frost Valley YMCA.
Survivors include her parents, Robert and Patricia, at home; a brother, Anthony Bertholf of Livingston Manor; her maternal grandparents, Wallace and Mary Benton of Livingston Manor; two half-brothers, Fred Parks of Connecticut and Robert II, of Kauneonga Lake; three half-sisters, Mary Edwards of Youngsville, Lisa Bertholf of New Jersey and Lori Tessyman of Hankins; several aunts, uncles and cousins; two nephews and one niece.
Funeral services were Monday, July 3 at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty. Monsignor William Collins officiated. Burial will be private.

Steve Horvath, 76

Steve Horvath of Monticello, a beloved husband and father, died Sunday, July 2, 2006. He was 76.
The son of Jozsef and Anna Bedi Horvath, he was born December 11, 1929 in Apatisfvanfalva, Hungary, the eldest of nine children.
He immigrated to the U.S. in January 1957 during the Hungarian Revolution. He worked hard throughout his life to improve the quality of life for his family, most notably working 12 years at his first job at the White Lake Mink Ranch until it closed in 1969. He continued to provide for his family working at Arnel Homes in Monticello, the Concord Resort Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, and his last years at the Monticello Middle School until his retirement at the age of 62.
He enjoyed living a quiet and peaceful life and the simple things in life, including sitting in his backyard enjoying the fruits of his gardening labor, the squirrels, birds, and the neighbor’s cat, Smokey. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and brought joy to the lives of many people.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anne Feher Horvath, at home; a daughter, Anna Horvath, of The Center for Discovery; a son, Joseph Horvath and his wife, Dana, of Marshall, Va.; a granddaughter, Kelsey; four brothers, Vendel, Zoltan and Sandor of Hungary and Jeno of Switzerland; three sisters, Anna of Union, NJ, and Margit and Marika, both of Hungary; and many nieces and nephews, including Steven Molnar of Rock Tavern.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Josep.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6 at St. Peter’s Church, Broadway & Liberty St., Monticello. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Discovery, P.O. Box 840, Harris, NY 12742.

Memorial Service for
Dr. J. Arthur Riesenberg

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 23 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris for Dr. J. Arthur Riesenberg.
Dr. Riesenberg was the beloved husband of Anne; devoted father of Robert Riesenberg, Amy Greenstone, and Cindy Tanenbaum; the loving grandfather of Adam, Amanda, Jason, Justin, Natalie, Jenny and Betsy; and the dear brother-in-law of Enid.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, P.O. Box 671, Liberty, NY 12754 or Catskill Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 800, Harris, NY 12742.

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