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July 11, 2006

Sarah Schwartz
Ret. Secretary, 88

Sarah Shapot Schwartz died Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn with her family at her side. She was 88.
Born in the Bronx on August 7, 1917, she was the daughter of Max and Mina Berejansky.
Mrs. Schwartz lived in Monticello most of her adult life, later moving to the Capital District. She was married to Hy Shapot until his death in 1974 and to Julie Schwartz until his death in 1997.
Sarah was an active and energetic person. She worked as a legal secretary and she was involved in many volunteer organizations. She returned to college after her children were grown and received a degree from Sullivan County Community College in 1975. Sarah was an avid folk and square dancer, teaching the same for many years in Monticello, and she loved to sing. She volunteered at the Massry Senior Center, was a member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello, past president of the Monticello Jewish Community Center, past member of the Kaatskill Chapter of the Sweet Adelines and a member of the Albany Jewish Community Center, where she was active in the Yiddish Club, Senior Choir, and taught Mah Jong and Canasta in the Senior Center.
She is survived by a sister, Ida Wildstein of Boca Raton, Fla.; three children, Barbara Loewy and her husband, Marvin, of Voorheesville; Susan and Joseph Greenbaum of Ballston Lake; and Marc and Carol Shapot of Citrus Springs, Fla.; her grandchildren, Staci Loewy Mickler (Patrick), Tammy Loewy (Nick Gully), Adam Greenbaum, Robin Kronenwetter (Christian), Jari Greenbaum, Jordan Shapot, Michael Shapot and Steven Shapot; and a great-grandson, Steven Shapot Jr.; stepfamily, children, Steven Schwartz (Jan) of the Bronx, and Gail Zavlick (Leonard) of the Bronx; grandchildren, Lisa Plotnick (Neil), Jill Staffin (Eric), Beth Levine (David) and Jeffrey Schwartz; and great-grandchildren, Marty Plotnick, Tyler, Jake and Julia Staffin and Ethan Levine. She was predeceased by a brother, Lee Berens.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Levine Memorial Chapel Inc., Albany.
Burial was made in Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery, Monticello. The period of mourning was observed July 9 &10 at the home of Barbara and Marvin Loewy and July 11 & 12 at the home of Susan and Joseph Greenbaum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Albany, 455 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205 or the Senior Center, c/o Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany, NY 12208.

Lori Neilko Klein
Landscaper, 40

Lori Ann Neilko Klein, a landscaper and painter, died July 6, 2006 at her home in Liberty. She was 40.
The daughter of Frank Klein and the late Florence Steenken Klein, she was born August 5, 1965 in Monticello.
Lori was described by her family and friends as a talented artist who had a real zest for life.
She is survived by her partner and friend, Paul Vassello, at home; her father of Wurtsboro Hills; six brothers, Frank of California, Gary of Florida, David, Kenny and Robert, all of Wurtsboro, and Jeff of Astoria; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service was held on Saturday, July 8 at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Hoag officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to cancer research.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro.

Brenda Pallen, 56
Ret. from Gilman Paper

Brenda Pallen died Friday, June 30, 2006 at Hospice in Jacksonville, Fla. after a long and gallant battle with cancer. She was 56.
Brenda was born in New York and moved to Amelia Island, Fla. in 1986. She retired from Gilman Paper Co., in 2000 after 28 years. She was a Volunteer of the Year for the American Cancer Society and also Volunteer of the Year for the Kiwanis Club. As a founding member of the Jewish Community of Amelia Island each year she organized the Annual Passover Seder.
Brenda was an extraordinary person and was kind and considerate and positively touched the lives of everyone that knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Michael, who was truly her soulmate; an aunt and uncle, Gloria and Bob Blank; a brother, Drew Neidorf and his wife, Lynn; cousins, Lorrie Frishman and her husband, Allen; Mitchell Blank and his wife, Barbara; and Barbara Karpowski and her husband, Walter; a niece, Carly; a nephew, Joshua; and many other cousins and close friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Anita and Irving Neidorf.
Burial Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, July 16 at Ahavath Israel Cemetery, Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Michael Pallen, 5 Oak Point Drive, Amelia Island, FL 32034.

Randy L. Hutson
Ret. Chief Petty Officer, 47

Randy L. Hutson of Montague, NJ died Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 47.
The son of Marion Gill Hailey, he was born February 23, 1959 in Denver, Colo.
He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch #229. He retired after 26 years in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in Washington, DC.
Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Mareva Babcock Hutson of Montague, NJ; two daughters, Ashley and Mary of Montague, NJ; his mother, Marion Hailey of Edgewater, Colo.; three brothers, Ross Hailey and his wife, Renee, of Littleton, Colo., Bob Hailey and his wife, Kelli, of Brighton, Colo. and David Hailey of Edgewater, Colo.; two sisters, Paula Hutson of Edgewater, Colo. and Deborah Tollison of Buckeye, Ariz.; a brother and sister-in-law, Bryan and Susan Ewbank and their children, who are Randy’s Godchildren, Caryn and Bryan, Jr. of Westfall, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Melissa Herman and her daughter, Olivia, of Yulan; a brother-in-law, Roland Babcock of Montague, NJ; and mother-in-law, Patricia Babcock, of Montague, NJ.
He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Roland W. Babcock; his maternal grandfather, Lawrence Gill; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wisner Prof. Bldg., 407 E. Main St., Middletown, NY 10940.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Port Jervis.

Edward Schultz, 65
Ret. Insurance Agent

Edward J. Schultz, the owner of Cricket Hill Golf Club in Honesdale, Pa., a retired Prudential Insurance agent and a lifelong area resident, died July 7, 2006 in Cochecton. He was 65.
The son of the late Clarence and Marie Frazer Schultz, he was born June 17, 1941 in Callicoon.
He was a member of the Cochecton Men’s Club where he served as secretary and was the current president, past secretary for the Lake Huntington Cochecton Fire District, a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Parish, a past Grand Knight of the Delaware Council #4478 Knights of Columbus, and the Lake Huntington-Cochecton Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hubert Schultz, at home; a sister, Mary Koenig and her husband, Al, of East Meadow; three nephews, Joe, Michael and Bill Koenig; three nieces, Katherine, Laura and Maggie Koenig; his mother-in-law, Florence Hubert; six brothers-in-law and their wives; four sisters-in-law and their husbands; and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, July 10 at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, Lake Huntington with Reverends William Scully, Bill Koenig and Ignatius Smith officiating. Burial was made in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Men’s Club or to the charity of one’s choice.

Anthony Goetke
Ret. Firefighter, 77

Anthony J. “Tony” Goetke of Eldred, a retired firefighter with FDNY Ladder Co. 111 “The Nut House” and a 31-year resident of the area, died Saturday, July 8, 2006 at St. Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center, Manhattan. He was 77.
The son of the late Anthony and Amelia Elenberger Goetke, he was born January 6, 1929 in Queens. He was the widower of Helen Dresch Goetke who died August 2, 2003.
He was a member of St. Anthony’s Church of Padua in Yulan, the Highland Seniors, Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus, and the Emerald Society of the NYC Fire Dept. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1404, Broad Channel and the Sylvan Leibla American Legion Post No. 1363 of Eldred.
He is survived by a son, Anthony Goetke and his wife, Diane, of Rexford; three daughters, Anne O’Neill and her husband, Sean, of Hawthorne, NJ; Mary McEneaney and her husband, John, of Broad Channel, June Hallock and her husband, Scott, of Highland Lake; eight grandchildren, Rebecca, Scott Jr., Caitlin, John Brendan, Kayla, Meaghan, Amelia and Anthony; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 12 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church of Padua of Yulan with Rev. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas R. Elsasser Fund, FDNY, 204 E. 23rd St., NY, NY 10010 or to the FDNY Burn Center, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475.

Onetta Brock Toliver
Homemaker, 79

Onetta Brock Toliver died Monday, July 3, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris after a long illness. She was 79.
The daughter of the late Almer and Mittie Brock, she was born August 13, 1926 in Sumter, S.C.
A longtime resident of Fallsburg, she was a founding member of the local chapter of the NAACP, with her late husband, Tommie Toliver.
She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Toliver and Tommiel Toliver; a son, Ian Toliver; a sister-in-law, Maggie Brock; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Brock; and a sister, Melvin Smith.
A memorial service was held Sunday at First Baptist Church in South Fallsburg. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 11 at 3 p.m. at the Calvary Memorial Cemetery in Wilmington, N.C.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Adkins-Drain Funeral Service in Wilmington, N.C.

Daniel J. Kaylor
Mason, 62

Daniel J. Kaylor, a self-employed mason and resident of Monticello, died Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Middletown. He was 62.
The son of Jack and Onieta Krauss Kaylor, he was born May 5, 1944 in New York City.
Survivors include three sons, Daniel J. Kaylor of Daytona Beach, Fla., Christopher J. Kaylor of Mongaup Valley and Michael D. Kaylor of Middletown; five daughters, Darlene Smith of Afton, Tenn., Tracey Kaylor of Monticello; Jennifer and Christen Kaylor, both of New Port Richie, Fla., and Dana Kaylor of Middletown; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Cremation was held at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middle Hope, N.Y.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Monticello.

Charles Williams
Deli Worker, 67

Charles Williams of Liberty, a native of Belle Glade, Fla., died Wed., June 14, 2006. He was 67.
He was born April 8, 1939 in Dunellen, Florida to Moses and Frances Williams.
He was a delicatessen worker at Garry’s Great American Grocery Store in Liberty.
Charles was devoted to his family, friends and community. He served all with integrity and accomplishments. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his loving mother, Frances Powell; his devoted wife of 35 years, Hazel Williams; sons, Charles Williams Jr. of Florida, Charlie Williams (Helen) of Florida, Charles E. Williams of N.Y., Jeffrey C. Williams of Florida, Harold Williams of North Carolina, Daniel Williams of Florida, and Toby Williams of N.Y.; daughters, Charlene Williams Colletti (Louis) of Florida, Hazel J. Williams of Florida and Sheila Williams Warner (Fred) of North Carolina; brothers, Roger Williams, Moses (Tony) Williams Jr. (Barbara), Otis Williams and Henry Williams; sisters Gladys (James) Royal; Flonisey (Florence) Smith and Angel Harvey (Antonio) and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Moses Williams Sr. and a daughter, Daisy Mae Williams.
Burial was made in Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at the Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Nadelen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Williams Family, 42 Wierk Ave., Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Liberty.

William Wagner
Retired Builder, 81

William “Bill” Wagner, a retired home builder of Forestburgh, died at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris Monday, July 10, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 81.
The son of the late Antoinette and Herman Wagner, he was born August 11, 1924 in Bronx, where he lived until he joined the U.S. Army in 1942. He married Bernice “Bunny” Robinson on January 16, 1966.
Bill was a member of the NRA, an avid hunter, custom homebuilder and master carpenter. He was a one of a kind storyteller and could spend hours engrossing his family and friends with his World War II experiences and hunting expeditions.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Bunny Wagner; two daughters, Karla Scheinman and her husband, Robert, and Lynn Joseph; two granddaughters, Sara and Lisa Scheinman; his sisters-in-law, Shirley Toomey of Forestburgh and Linda Smith of Liberty; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be especially missed by his nephews, Artie, Matt, and Michael, and Matt’s wife, Michelle; and special friends, Adrian and Steve Schwartz, who selflessly gave so much support to “Uncle Bill.” He was predeceased by two brothers, Herman and Leonard Wagner; a son-in-law, Marcus Joseph; and newphew Darren Foss.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be made in Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to the CRMC Oncology Medication Fund, P.O. Box 421, Harris, NY 12742; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Harriet Greenberg
Ret. Office Asst., 75

Harriet Greenberg, a retired billing office assistant at the former Concord Resort Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, died Sunday, July 9, 2006 in Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. She was 75.
The daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Eisner Greenberg, she was born April 10, 1931 in New York City.
She is survived by a sister, Ann Dubbs of Norwalk, Conn.; three nieces and one nephew, and many friends.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 11 in the Jeffersonville Hebrew Cemetery, Route 52 between Jeffersonville and Youngsville. Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz will officiate.
Funeral arrangements were made by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc., Monticello.

Wendell F. Parker
Truck Driver, 63

Wendell F. Parker of Bloomingburg, a truck driver for Capitol Gypsum in Montgomery, died Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Middletown Park Manor. He was 63.
The son of the late Eleanor Taylor and Matthias Wendell Parker, he was born Aug. 28, 1942 in Boston, Mass.
A family statement read, “He was a great husband and father who will be deeply missed by his family. Wendell was an extremely hard working man. He loved horses, and was fortunate to have trained and worked with them for many years. He was caring and compassionate and enjoyed a simple, uncomplicated existence.”
He is survived by his wife, Claudia; their children, Timothy Parker and wife, Ellen, of Middletown; Michael Parker and wife, Marci, of Wallkill; Thomas Parker and wife, Leanna, of Vernon; Kimberly Bilodeau and husband, Paul, of Utica; Richard Halbert and wife, Bonnie, of Washington; Robin Keeler and husband, Donald, and Joy Arnold and husband, Troy, all of Middletown; two brothers, Jeffrey and wife, Donna, of Texas, and John of Georgia; a sister, Susan Brice and her husband, Mitchell, of Pensacola, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was predeceased by an infant son, Brian; and his mother, Eleanor Parker.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements were made by Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.

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