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October 10, 2006

Janice Mastro
Kitchen Worker, 44

Janice Gabel Mastro, lifetime resident of Callicoon, kitchen staff worker at the Villa Roma Hotel, died Sunday, October 8, 2006 in Callicoon. She was 44.
Daughter of Joan Stratton Gabel and the late Leonard Gabel Sr., she was born on March 9, 1962 in Liberty.
Survivors include her mother, Joan Stratton Gabel of Callicoon; her husband, Dan Mastro of Callicoon; two daughters, Amber Rae Benson and her husband, Tim of Callicoon and Danielle Mastro at home; three sisters, Gail Gabel of Callicoon, Marie Wingert and her companion, Wayne Winters of Beach Lake, Pa., Carol Delaurencio and her husband, Fred of Callicoon; a brother, Leonard “Skip” Gabel and his wife, Denise of Callicoon; a granddaughter, Kayla Lynn Benson; four nephews, Michael and Matthew Wingert, Peter Donato, Eric Delaurencio and one niece, Erin Delaurencio; and several cousins.
Friends may call on Tuesday, October 10, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, October 11, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon.
Services will be on Wednesday, October 11, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Reverend Robert Hoag will officiate.
Burial will be in the Bauernfeind Cemetery in the Beechwoods in Callicoon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stonewall Farms, c/o 35 Horseshoe Lane, Callicoon, NY 12723.

Donald Fries
Carpenter, 57

Donald A. Fries, a carpenter, of Livingston Manor, died on Monday, July 3, 2006 after a 2 1/2 year battle with lung cancer. He was 57.
He was the son of Ralph and Myra Lange Fries. He was born on July 18, 1948 in Queens.
Donald was an avid Yankee fan and loved to split and cut wood. He loved cutting wood all day and watching the Yankees at night.
He was a member of Shandelee Hunting Club and the NRA.
He is survived by his wife, Lois A. Baker Fries, whom he has been married to since April 22, 1989 at home; two sons, Douglas Jeffrey Fries and his wife, Christina, of Huntington Beach, Ca. and Brian Keath Fries of Livingston Manor; one grandaughter, Mia Victoria Fries of Ca. and one brother, Ronald Fries, of Lemont, Ill., as well as his best friend, Frank Lisberg, of Glen Cove.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 14, at the Beaverkill Valley Firehouse in Beaverkill at 3 p.m.
Donations may be made in Donald’s name to the Oncology Fund, The CGH Foundation Inc., PO Box 280, Bushville Rd., Harris, NY 12742-9986, or family members have requested that blood donations also be made.
Arrangements were under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor, 439-4333 or www.colonial

Ira Berkowitz, 54

Ira William Berkowitz passed away Thursday, October 5, 2006 as a result of heart failure. He was 54.
The son of Abraham and Freda Berkowitz, he was born August 28, 1952 in Brooklyn.
A family statement said, “Ira will always be remembered for being an extremely devoted father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He may be gone, but never forgotten. Ira's values, unforgettable memories, and his ability to make people happy through his passion of cooking will remain with all of us forever. We will all miss him very much!”
Ira's survivors include his three beautiful children, Allen, Francine, and Sheryl all of whom he loved very much; his brother, Gary Magida and his wife, Terri Magida, and their son, Adam; his cousin, Michael Unterecht; as well as his countless number of long time friends.
Graveside funeral services took place on Monday, October 9, at at Hebrew Aide Society Cemetery Holmes Rd. Harris. Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiated.

Janet McWhorter
Bus. Owner, 69

Janet Turner McWhorter of Greenwood, SC and formerly of Galilee, Pa. died Sunday, October 1, 2006 at home.. She was 69.
Janet was born June 1, 1937 in Honesdale, Pa., she was a daughter of the late John William and Amelia Kime Turner.
She was a graduate of Damascus High School, Damascus, Pa. and the Carbondale School of Cosmetology. She was the owner and operator of Janet’s New Image Hair Salon.
Mrs. McWhorter was member of West Side Baptist Church, she served on the SC Board of Cosmetology, and she bred and showed world champion Pomeranians.
Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Randakk “Randy” McWhorter and his wife, Amy of Charlotte, NC and Stephen Erhardt of Hollywood, Calif.; a daughter, Kathy “Chopper” Riggsbee of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother Stephen “Steve” McWhorter of Honea Path; a sister, Linda Gail-Coker of Liberty; grandchildren, Kayla and Katie McWhorter, both of Charlotte and Kalynn Ruth Engel and Amanda Riggsbee both of Cincinnati.
Funeral services were held in Greenwood, SC at Blyth Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Damascus, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 231 Hampton Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
Local funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

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