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August 29, 2006

Memorial Service for
Gladys V. Bergner

A graveside memorial service for Gladys V. Bergner, a former Callicoon resident who died June 14, 2006, will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the family plot in the Callicoon Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.

Dawn Spangenberg
Tyson Plant Wrkr., 29

Dawn Spangenberg of Berryville, Ark., and former longtime resident of Cuddebackville, died Saturday, August 12, 2006 in Green Forest, Ark., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 29.
She was born May 31, 1977 in Middletown, the daughter of Joseph and Dolores Ladlee Spangenberg.
She was employed at the Tyson Processing Plant in Berryville, Ark. A 1996 graduate of Port Jervis High School, she had previously worked at the Carlucci Home in Greenville Township.
She is survived by a daughter, Brianna Dillon of Berryville, Ark.; her parents, Joseph and Dolores Spangenberg of Hazelton, Pa.; three brothers, Joseph Spangenberg, John Spangenberg, and Jeffrey Spangenberg, all of Arkansas; a niece, Destiny Spangenberg; her best friend, Crissy Dolan of Westbrookville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 28 at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Iannone of the First Assembly of God, Port Jervis officiating.
Burial followed at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville.
Memorial contributions may be made to her daughter, Brianna Dillon, c/o Michelle Reiley, P.O. Box 257, Cuddebackville, NY 12729.

Marjorie Doscher
Homemaker, 85

Marjorie R. Doscher of North Branch, a homemaker, died Friday, August 25, 2006 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty with family at her side. She was 85.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Kircher McCaffrey, she was born June 6, 1921 in Brooklyn.
Marjorie was a member of AARP. She had been a longtime visitor to North Branch before moving permanently to the area 25 years ago.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Henry L. K. Doscher, a resident of the adult care center; a son, Brandt Doscher and his wife Teresa of North Branch; a daughter, Nancy McGrath of Rochester; six grandchildren, Tad Doscher, Ryan Doscher, Kathleen Paquet, Amy Kelly, Holly McGrath and Amy McGrath; and three great-grandchildren, Patrick Doscher, Briana Castro and Ricky Castro.
Private memorial services will be held on Long Island. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Liberty.

Vivian Parker
Ret. Nurse, 76

Vivian Parker, a longtime area resident, died Friday, August 25, 2006. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Porter, she was born September 20, 1929 in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Matthew Parker.
She was a retired nurse and worked most of her career with Brooklyn Hospitals. She was a member of the New Testament Church of Jesus Christ in Ellenville.
She is survived by her very close friend, Lee Constantino of Greenfield Park; three sons, Milton, Jamal and Marvin; a brother, Amos of Georgia; and a sister, Sara of Florida. She was predeceased by a son, Christopher.
Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Rt. 52, Woodbourne.
A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ray Younger officiating.

Dora Drew
Homemaker, 78

Dora Drew of Monticello, formerly of the Bronx, died Saturday, August 26, 2006 at the Albany Medical Center, Albany. She was 78.
The daughter of Leonard and Mary Giordano, she was born October 14, 1927 in New York City.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Drew, at home; six children and their families, Joanne Greco and her husband Joseph, and Rose Mary Benson and her husband Charles, all of Monticello, Vincent Fazio of Coxsackie, Bonnie Drew of San Francisco, Calif., Robert Drew and Carmen Corbett of the Bronx, and John Drew and his wife, Stacey of Lagrangeville; her sister, Jenny Sacino and her husband James of the Bronx; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many friends.
A family statement read,“Dora is at peace with her mother and beloved dog, Hobo.”
Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 29 at 12 p.m. in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty with Fr. Robert Ginel officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc., Funeral Home of Monticello.

Melvin Woolheater
Ret. Foreman, 83

Melvin A. Woolheater of Scotchtown died Thursday, August 24, 2006 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 83.
The son of Wesley A. and Annie E. Tyrrell Woolheater, he was born February 15, 1923 in Middletown. He was a lifelong resident of the area.
Melvin was a retired foreman for the Orange County Highway Dept., Goshen. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a member of the Scotchtown Presbyterian Church, the VFW Post 5523, CSEA Retirees Chapter 917, and Statewide Senior Action.
Survivors include three daughters, Donna Mayfield and her husband Regan of Scotchtown, Lucille Mansueto and her husband Redento of Greenville and Denisee Martin and her husband Terrence of Bloomingburg; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was the widower of Evelyn R. Woolheater; and was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Woolheater.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Otisville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

Lawrence Smith
Courier, 86

Lawrence Patrick Smith, a 23-year area resident, died Thursday, August 24, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. He was 86.
The son of Lawrence and Mary Franklin Smith, he was born on April 11, 1920 in Butler, N.J.
He worked as a courier for the Edgewater Nat’l. Bank in Edgewater, N.J. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church and the Russell D. Sprague American Legion Post of Liberty, and attended the Adult Day Care at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was the 2006 Fan of the Year at Liberty High School, and was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Smith at home; three sons, Lawrence Smith Jr. and his wife Karen of Freehold, N.J., Aaron Smith of Liberty and Darryl Smith of North Bergen, N.J.; two daughters, Catherine Smith of Liberty and Loren Osier and her husband Michael of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren, Bryan and Darron Smith, Robert and Matthew Osier, and Robert Silva; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his adoptive parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton of Ft. Lee, N.J.; two brothers, Al Burton and William Olm; and two sisters, Helen Arnold and Esther Cottrell.
Graveside funeral services were held Sunday at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Liberty. Rev. Ivan Csete officiated.
Burial was made with military honors.
Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty High School Booster Club, c/o Liberty High School, Buckley St., Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Liberty.

Treacy M. Jones
HVAC Mechanic, 47

Treacy Michael Jones of Ferndale, a heating and air conditioning mechanic and fabricator for Dyne Air in Middletown, died Sunday, August 27, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 47 years of age.
The son of Edward and Flora Treacy Jones, he was born August 25, 1959 in Cornwall.
A family statement read, “Treacy had many hobbies including snowmobiles, NASCAR stock car racing, and ATVs. He was an avid ice skater. He was able to work on anything that had a motor. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.”
He is survived by his life partner and companion, Joy Hillegas, at home; a son, Daniel Hillegas, at home; a daughter, Nicole Jones of Florida; two brothers, Greg Jones and his wife Susan of Cornwall and Thomas Jones of Liberty; a sister, Theresa Macaluso and her husband Michael of Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 30 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty.
Cremation will be made in Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Florence Bolten
Ret. Sales Clerk, 87

Florence Armour Bolten of Roscoe, a retired sales clerk for Olum’s Furniture in Binghamton and a 4-year area resident, died Friday, August 25, 2006 at the Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton. She was 87.
The daughter of the late Carl and Myrtle Armour Rooks, she was born January 4, 1919 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Florence had been a long time resident of Binghamton before retiring and moving to Lakeland, Fla. There she and her husband made their home for 14 years before moving to Roscoe.
Florence was a Native American and a proud member of the Cherokee Tribe.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Bolton, at home; her daughter, Lynda Engle and her husband, Donald of Roscoe; her son, Dan Bolten and his wife, Runora of California; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Private graveside funeral services will be held. The Rev. Jay O’Conner will officiate.
Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in White Shore.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church cor. of Townsend and Platt Streets, Walton.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.

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