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July 21, 2006

Martin Lane
Retired Farmer, 90

Martin Lane of Chapel Hill, N.C., formerly of Monticello, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was 90.
He was born in New York City on June 29, 1916, and was a retired poultry farmer. He moved to Chapel Hill from Monticello in 1996. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and was in the Battle of the Bulge.
A graveside service was conducted Sunday, July 16 at the Judea Reform Congregation Cemetery. The Rabbi John Friedman officiated.
Surviving are a daughter, Stephanie Barefoot and husband, Michael; granddaughter, Diane Leblond of Raleigh, N.C.; niece, Denise Travis of Miami, Fla.; nephews, Richard Kamens of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Leslie Kamens of San Francisco, Calif.
Arrangements were by Walker’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Kathy Gerow Decker
Mail Carrier, 46

Kathy Gerow Decker, a longtime resident of Monticello, died Friday, July 14, 2006 at her residence. She was 46.
The daughter of Harold and Dolores Babcock Gerow, she was born December 17, 1959 in Liberty.
Kathy was a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service in Otisville.
Survivors include her parents, of White Lake; a daughter, Jennifer Decker of Monticello; a sister, Sharon Streit of Hurleyville; a nephew, Justin West; a niece, Jessica West and other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family would like to thank Kathy’s loyal friends who helped during Kathy’s remaining days.
There will be no visitation. Cremation was made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, July 22, 2006 at the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Route 17B, Bethel. The Rev. Robert McLeod will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Deerpark Humane Society, 199 Rt. 209, Huguenot, NY 12746 or the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements made by Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Kauneonga Lake.

Lee A. Wells
Retired Teamster, 70

Lee A. Wells of Grooville, a retired teamster for Local #445, died Monday, July 17, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 70.
The son of Eugene and Jeanette Minor Wells, he was born March 11, 1936 in Grooville.
Lee was an honorary member of the Beaverkill Valley Fire Company and a past member of the Neversink-Rondout Valley Antique Tractor Assoc. He was an avid sportsman and loved to restore antique tractors. He was also an antique auto enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Pierpoint Wells, whom he married May 16, 1958, at home; three sons, Daniel Wells and his wife, Gail, of Maryland, William Wells and his wife, Deborah, of Livingston Manor and Gregory Wells and his companion, Maria, of Beaverkill; a daughter, Bette Farr and her companion, Ray Goody, of Neversink; his grandchildren, Cynthia Ann Buck, Nicole Lee Baker, Lee William Farr, Mitchell S. Farr, Nathaniel C. Farr, Nicole Smith and Christine Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Julianna and Ethan Gregory Buck. He was predeceased by one brother, Frank.
A memorial service was held Wednesday at The Cornerstone Community Church at Grooville. The Rev. McCarthy officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaverkill Valley Fire Dept., 1854 Beaverkill Rd., Lew Beach, NY 12758; the Livingston Manor Fire Department, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758; or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements were under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor.

Genevieve Remillard
Ret. Bus. Owner, 100

Genevieve Remillard of Glen Spey, a 60-year area resident, died peacefully at her home, Monday, July 17, 2006. She was 100 years old.
She was the daughter of Harry and Margaret Hanley Reed, and was born in Brooklyn on April 15, 1906.
Genevieve was the retired owner and operator of Remillard’s Cabins, Glen Spey. She was a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Pond Eddy, and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She was a member of the Highland and Lumberland Seniors, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lumberland Fire Dept.
A family statement read, “She was an extremely loving and devoted grandmother. She loved living in the country, taking care of her flowers and trees. These were her passions.”
Survivors include two granddaughters, Lynn Hull and her fiancee, Larry Thompson of Port Jervis and Jamie Remillard Eaddy and her husband, Dennis, of Glen Spey; two great-grandsons, C.J. Hull of Virginia and Willie Rodriguez of Glen Spey; one great-great-grandson, Max Akridge of Washington, DC; her former daughter-in-law, Joan Remillard of Peekskill; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Remillard, and by several sisters and brothers.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 20 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Pond Eddy with Rev. Anthony Moore officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to Circle Park, c/o Roger Bisland Insurance, Agency, Glen Spey, NY 12737.

Deborah K. Eltz
Homemaker, 69

Deborah K. Kinkaid Eltz, a native of Philadelphia and resident of Town and Country, Mo., passed away suddenly July 7, 2006 after a prolonged illness. She was 69.
She was a medical technologist prior to raising her three children. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, plants, gardening and pottery in addition to the larger family.
Deborah’s husband, Robert W. Eltz, PhD, was originally from Jeffersonville, and she visited there with him many times. He was born in 1932 in the “Old Callicoon Hospital” to Carl and Adele Eltz, both deceased. They resided on Swiss Hill near Jeffersonville.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, at home; her children, Karen (Douglas) Eltz Lovette, Kurt Eltz and Kirsten (Neil) Danekind; five grandchildren; and cousins and friends.
Services and interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, 1233 20th Street NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC 20036.
Arrangements were made by the Schrader Funeral Home.

Helen Meyer
Homemaker, 91

Helen Meyer of Jeffersonville died July 11, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 91.
The daughter of Frederick and Minna Steffens, she was born December 14, 1914 in Brooklyn. She was the widow of William P. Meyer.
Survivors include her niece and nephews, Roy Koppenhofer of Wyomissing, Pa., Frederick Steffens of North Branch, Edward Steffens of Henrietta, and Janice Shapiro of Long Island.
Graveside services will be held Monday, July 24 at 2 p.m. at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch. Pastor Roy Schaefer will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Council of Sullivan Co. Adult Care Center, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty, NY 12754.

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