August 1, 2006
Family Care Provider, 95
Constance Babcock of Horton Brook, Roscoe, a family care provider, homemaker and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Mount St. Francis Nursing Home in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was 95 years of age.
The daughter of the late Gaius and Flavia Lockwood Shew, she was born January 30, 1911 in Horton. She was the widow of L. Lionel Babcock.
She was a member of the Horton Brook Free Methodist Church, a former member of the Roscoe-Rockland Vol. Amb. Corps, and a former member of the Hancock Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Margaret Babcock of Horton Brook; a sister, Flavia Allen of Binghamton; four grandchildren, Joy Davies and her husband, Doug, of Marion, Ind.; Kim Babcock and his wife, Shari, of Buenos Aires, Argentina; June Griffin and her husband, Jerry, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Dr. Judy Lunden and her husband, John, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, L. Gerald Babcock; a grandson, Eugene Babcock; and a great-grandson, Lionel Griffin.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wed., August 2 at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3 in the Horton Brook Free Methodist Church in Horton with the Rev. Allen Wachter officiating.
Burial will be made in the Horton Cemetery, Horton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Horton Brook Free Methodist Church, 110 Fuller Hill Road, Roscoe, NY 12776.
Gerald Donovan Sr.
Former Bus Driver, 73
Gerald Donovan Sr. of Bloomingburg died Saturday, July 29, 2006 in Horton Hospital, Middletown. He was 73 years of age.
The son of Joseph and Elizabeth Zuckert Donovan, he was born August 8, 1932 in Bronx borough. He was the widower of Gloria Donovan.
Gerald was a former bus driver for West Point Tours, Vails Gate.
Survivors include one son, Gerald Donovan Jr. of Bloomingburg; two brothers, Frank Donovan and William Donovan, both of Newburgh; a sister, Barbara Reed of Walden; a sister-in-law, Hattie Donovan of Newburgh; three grandchildren, Noelle, Shaun and Kelli; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Monday at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home in Walden.
Cremation was made in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh.
Marjorie Price, 60
Marjorie Sis Lee Price, a lifelong resident of Monticello, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at her home. She was 60 years of age.
The daughter of Cornelius and Margaret Hulse Avery, she was born June 8, 1946 in Monticello.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Price and his wife, Christine, and Neil Price and his wife, Ellen, all of Monticello; a sister, Ruth and her husband, John; two brothers, Neil Avery and his wife, Elaine, and David Avery and his wife, Debbie; four grandchildren, Kristi, Courtney, Joshua and Nicholas; one great-grandchild, Amiah; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was the widow of Richard Thomas Price, who died in 2003. They were married on September 28, 1963.
In a family statement it was said, A special Thank You to all of the family and friends who participated in the care of this loving woman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello. The Rev. Paul Case will officiate.
Burial will be made in the Budd Cemetery, Route 42, Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan and Orange Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Martha Wilbur, 86
Frmr. Recreation Aide
Martha A. Wilbur of Livingston Manor, a longtime area resident, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton. She was 86 years of age.
The daughter of the late Warren and Mamie Smith Benton, she was born June 20, 1920 in White Sulphur Springs.
She was the widow of Frank Wilbur who died January 26, 1987.
She was employed for 10 years at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home as a recreation aide, and was a lifelong member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth and his wife, Sharon, of Southampton, NJ, Chaunce of Wawarsing, and Paul and his wife, Joan, of Mongaup Valley; seven daughters, Lettie Esposito and her husband, Frank, of Mamaroneck; Patricia Miller and her husband, Jordan, of Howard Beach; Cheryl E. Rydowski of Passaic, NJ; Bonnie Russo of Montclair, NJ; Elaine Keller and her husband George, of Newnan, Ga.; Kathleen Carman and her husband, Mark, of Parksville; and Tonya Kellogg and her husband, Michael, of Seymour, Ct.; a brother, Medwin Med Benton of Cody, Wyo.; a sister, Mildred Benton of Bosque, N.M.; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 at Ramsays Funeral Homes, 275 S. Main St., Liberty.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Liberty Baptist Church, N. Main St., Liberty with Rev. Jay Whitham officiating.
Burial will be made in Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to In Touch Ministries, c/o Charles Stanley, P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357 or to the Clarence Hoyt VFW Post, Route 52, Liberty, NY 12754.
Robert Reich Sr., 65
Pres., Bashakill Realty
Robert Bob Franz Reich Sr. of Bloomingburg, a longtime area resident, died at his home. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Walter J. and Mary Kloiber Reich, he was born July 18, 1941 in Suffern. Bob grew up on the family-owned Lake Mombasha Farm in Tuxedo.
He graduated from the Oakland Military Academy and from Boston Culinary School, Boston, Mass. He founded Robcha Tariff Agency, and also founded and was president of Bashakill Realty in Bloomingburg. He was an associate broker with Henry Lust Realty.
He is survived by three sons, Robert F. Reich Jr. of Bloomingburg, Charles W. Reich of Dallas,Tex. and Franz Kristian Reich of Bloomingburg; a sister, Katherine Jados of Fresno, Ohio; two grandchildren, Travis and Chelsea Reich of Warwick; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his beloved chocolate Lab, Rocky.
Bob was an avid outdoor sportsman, hunter and angler. He was a life member of The North American Fishing Club, a member of B.A.S.S., the North American Hunting Club, and the Shawanga Gun Club. Bob participated in various bass pro tournaments and was the recipient of many fishing awards.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 1 at Smith, Seaman and Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe.
A funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pastor Owen Ridgeley will officiate.
Cremation will be made at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Jack Scheinfeld, 80
Jack Scheinfeld died Monday, July 31, 2006 at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. He was 80 years of age.
He was a lifelong part-time resident of Sullivan County where he enjoyed many of the best times in his life.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth, at home; a daughter, Sue Scheinfeld; a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Joan Scheinfeld of Rock Hill; and six grandchildren, Marisa, Jennifer, Allison, Nicole, Michael, and Jillian.
A graveside memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, 7800 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn with Rabbi Goldman officiating.
Richard A. Long, 63
Richard A. Long of Canastota died suddenly Thursday, July 27, 2006 at the Oneida Healthcare Center, Oneida. He was 63 years of age.
The son of Lester and Mildred Klein Long, he was born February 19, 1943 in Callicoon. He married Jill K. Loewe September 7, 1968 in Canastota.
He spent his early years in Sullivan County farming, and was a 1961 graduate of Delaware Valley Central School. He moved to Canastota in 1966.
He was a self-employed carpenter for many years, and had been a dairy farmer on Cottons Road. He also had worked at New Process Gear in Syracuse for 10 years.
He was a lifelong member of the NRA, and was the Emperor of the Canastota Conservation Club, a member of the International Benchrest Shooters, and an honorary member of the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Dept. He enjoyed hunting, the shooting sports, farming, spending time at the gun club, and helping people.
He is survived by his wife, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Sarah Long of Westminster, Md.; two grandchildren, Adam Long and Rebecca Long; a sister-in-law, Judith Long of Albuquerque, N.M.; two nephews, a niece and many cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Lester C. Long.
Memorial services were held Sunday at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home in Canastota with Rev. Robert A. Bromfield, pastor of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Canastota Conservation Club, P.O. Box 221, Canastota, NY 13032.
Marie Gleason, 92
Retired Bank Teller
Marie S. Gleason of Shandelee, a retired bank teller, died Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of Thomas Joseph and Margaret Westfall Smith, she was born March 17, 1914 in Youngsville. She was the widow of John J. Gleason Jr. who died in 1979.
She was a communicant of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor.
She is survived by a son, Brian M. Gleason of Livingston Manor; a brother, Alfred E. Smith of Cobleskill; two sisters, Catheryn Baker of Livingston Manor and Evelyn Perraudin of S. Burlington, Vt.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 2 at St. Aloysius Church, Church St., Livingston Manor.
Burial of the cremains will be made at the convenience of the family in Calvary Cemetery, Youngsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Church, Church St., Livingston Manor, NY 12758 or to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Amb. Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor.
Vera Levine, a longtime resident of Monticello, died July 23, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of Rafael and Consuelo Miro, she was born December 31, 1932 in New York City.
She is survived by her husband, Theodore Ted Levine, at home; a son, Dan; a daughter, Bonnie; a brother, Ralph; and a grandson, Zachary.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in the Brotherhood Cemetery, Monticello.
Jayne Gottesman, 51
Jayne Gottesman of Woodridge, a longtime area resident, died Friday, July 28, 2006 at her home. She was 51 years of age.
The daughter of the late Irving Gottesman and Natalie Sanders, she was born September 9, 1954 in Brooklyn.
She is survived by her mother, Natalie Shustrin of White Lake; her uncle, Rocky Shustrin; a brother, Andrew Gottesman and his wife, Susan of Glen Cove; her aunt and uncle, Zelman Feder and her husband, Irving, of Fla.; and two nephews, Isaac and Alec.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in Union Fields Cemetery, Queens.