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October 31, 2006

Edna G. Dollard
Homemaker, 89

Edna G. Dollard of Beach Lake, Pa., a retired beautician and a longtime resident of the area died Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Brighton at Julia Ribaudo Nursing Home, Lake Ariel, Pa. She was 89.
The daughter of the late Clifford and Florence Bennett Cummins, she was born July 19, 1917 in North Bergen, NJ. She was married for 49 years to Arthur J. Dollard Jr. who died in 1985.
She was a member of the Tusten Seniors Club.
Survivors include a son, Robert Dollard and his wife, Grace Marie, of Boonton, NJ; six grandchildren, Ronald, Jennifer, Christine, Michael, Michelle and Pamela; six greatgrandchildren, Madeline, Stephanie, James, Samantha, Victoria and Emma; a brother, Harold Cummins; a sister, Harriet Moscviack; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Michael Dollard; and three brothers, Raymond, Clifford and Patrick.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at St. Bernard’s R.C. Church, Beach Lake, Pa. The Rev. Joseph Kutch officiated.
Burial was made in St. Francis Xavier R.C. Cemetery in Narrowsburg. Funeral arrangements were made by Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.

Patricia C. Tucker
Ret. Supervisor, 77

Patricia C. Tucker of Yulan, a retired supervisor for Grolier Enterprises and a longtime resident of the area, died Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at her home. She was 77.
The daughter of the late Terrance and Eva McKeever, she was born September 7, 1929 in New York City. She was married to the late Michael Alexander O’Connor and the late Noel L. Tucker.
She was a member of St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, Yulan and attended St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa. She was also a member of the Eldred Seniors Club and AARP.
A family statement said, “Patricia was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.”
Survivors include her three sons, Kevin O’Connor of Yulan, Richard Tucker and his wife, Jean, and Glenn I. Tucker, all of Honesdale, Pa.; five grandchildren; one greatgranddaughter; several nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased by a son, Michael O’Connor Tucker; three sisters, Rosemary Nolan, Ellen Moser and Sister Ruth McKeever; and two brothers, Terrance and Paul McKeever.
A memorial service was held Monday at St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa. The Rev. Thomas Major officiated. Burial of the cremains in Sullivan County Veterans’ Cemetery will be private.
Funeral arrangements are by Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville.

Adam Lee Lasky
Student, 18

Adam Lee Lasky of Livingston Manor died suddenly on Friday, October 27, 2006. He was 18.
The son of Alan Lasky and Pamela Otero, he was born August 10, 1988 in Harris.
He was a student at Livingston Manor High School, and an honor roll student who attended Sullivan County BOCES-Auto Tech. Adam loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
He is survived by his mother, Pamela Otero of Livingston Manor; his father, Alan Lasky, and his stepmother, Joanne, of Binghamton; two brothers, Andrew “Bucky” Lasky of Monticello and Austin Otero of Livingston Manor; a sister, Angela Rivera and her husband, Mario, of Livingston Manor; his maternal grandparents, Stuart and Joyce Williams of Downsville, and his paternal grandmother, Regina Lasky of Florida; a niece, Alexa Rivera of Livingston Manor; one very special cousin, Charles Hoag of Livingston Manor; several uncles, aunts, cousins and his beloved dog, James.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 31 at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor.
Funeral services will be private and at the family’s convenience.
Arrangements were made by the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home.

George Porter

George Reith Porter, beloved son of Marie Reith Porter and the late William B. Porter Jr., died Wednesday, October 25, 2006 in Mayfield after a long illness.
He is survived by his mother of Southbury, Conn.; two sisters, Marie Seeger of Woodbury, Conn. and Jeanne Borowski of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, William B. Porter III of Hopewell Junction and Carl A. Porter of Clarks Summit, Pa.; and eight nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church in Narrowsburg. The Rev. William Scully, O.F.M. officiated.
Funeral arrangements are by Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.

Violet M. Mootz
Keyboard Specialist, 69

Violet M. Mootz of Roscoe, a keyboard specialist for the Dept. of Corrections at Sullivan Correctional Facility in Woodbourne and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, October 28, 2006 at her home with her family at her side. She was 69.
The daughter of the late Frederick H. and Edna P. Butler Portz, she was born April 28, 1937 in Roscoe.
Violet attended the Roscoe Presbyterian Church, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Roscoe Hose Co. #1. She is a former business office employee of the Roscoe Central School, and had been the Town of Rockland Tax Collector for twenty years. She enjoyed bowling and was an avid NASCAR fan.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 51 years, Russell K. Mootz Sr., at home; two daughters, Cheryl A. Greco and her fiance, Patrick Miller, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Tammy L. Mootz of Roscoe; two sons, Russell K. Mootz Jr. and his wife, Maryanne, of Roscoe and Scott A. Mootz and his wife, Betty Jo, of Roscoe; one sister, Elizabeth Ryder and her husband, Paul, of East Branch; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Myron Portz and Alex Portz.
The Roscoe Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary conducted services Sunday evening at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Funeral services were held Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert W. Hoag officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Roscoe Hose Co., Union St., Roscoe, NY 12776; to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, NY 12401; or the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

John O’Neill, 71
Ret. Dir. of Transportation

John O’Neill of Glen Spey, a longtime resident of the area, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2006 at his home. He was 71.
The son of the late Bernard and Alice Jones O’Neill, he was born June 25, 1935 in New York City. He was married to Carol Ann Roberts O’Neill, who survives.
John was a retired director of Transportation for Occupations, Inc., Middletown. He was a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Pond Eddy; a charter member of The Lumberland Lions Club; a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War; and a member of the Cochecton American Legion. He was a former councilman for the Town of Lumberland.
He is survived by his wife, at home; one son, John O’Neill of Wappingers Falls; four daughters, Kathleen Cheshire and her husband, George, of Port Jervis, Pamela St. Pierre of Swansea, Mass., Carol Ann Phillips and her husband, Christopher, of Swansea, Mass. and Jennifer Last and her husband, Ronald, of Derry, N.H.; three brothers, Bernard and Charles O’Neill, both of the Bronx and Michael O’Neill of Las Vegas, Nev.; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Peter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Pond Eddy. The Rev. Anthony Moore will officiate.
Burial will be made in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Eldred.
Funeral arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., Port Jervis.

Darryl Alfred Wells
Teacher, 52

Darryl Alfred Wells Sr. of Woodbourne, a wonderful, loving husband, father, son, brother, nephew, great friend and devoted member of the community went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly at the young age of 52 on Thursday, October 26, 2006.
The son of Alfred and Laura Bonito Wells, he was born November 16, 1953 in New York City.
A very educated man, Darryl graduated from Seward Park High School; went on to earn an Associate’s degree at the Brooklyn campus of City College, then to Queens College to earn a Bachelor’s degree; and then joined the National Guard.
After earning his degrees, he was employed as an English teacher, a Security Officer, Police Transportation Unit, a lieutenant for the Assault and Investigation Squad, and a Supreme Court Officer. Besides his employment with law enforcement, he was very active as Captain of the Woodbourne Fire Police, and President, Delegate and Chaplain of the Woodbourne Fire Department. He was a member of the Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association, the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firefighters Association, the Royal Order of Red Vests, the President of the Newcomers Motorcycle Club, and the Fallsburg Board of Education.
He achieved many things, including receiving the NYC Dept. of Transportation’s Commissioner’s Medal from Mayor Koch for an act above and beyond the call of duty; an honorable mention from the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, receiving the Ken Merriman Fire Policeman of the year award, the Presidential Tolerance Award from the Female Executive Board Members, and honorable Chief of the Woodbourne Fire Department.
A family statement read, “Darryl always enjoyed and embraced life; everyday was a celebration to ‘The Big Teddy Bear.’ You could always count on him to be the most smiling and happy guy around to lift your spirits up no matter how down you may have been. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, lounging in his pool, fixing computers, riding his Harley and looking forward to his yearly trips to New Hampshire. Our ‘Big Teddy Bear’ will be deeply and sadly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.”
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years and soulmate for 32 years, Vilma, at home; two daughters, Lelia Wells of New York City and Nicole L. Wells, at home; one son, Darryl A. Wells Jr., at home; his mother, Laura Wells; a brother, Dennis Wells, and Paul Burek, who Darryl considered a brother, all of NYC; one nephew, Daniel Wells of Florida; one aunt, Doris Huggins and her husband, William, of NYC; and three cousins, Vance, Terrance and Conrad Huggins. He was predeceased by his father.
Funeral Services were held Monday at the Woodbourne Fire Department, State Route 52, Woodbourne. The Rev. Lee Andrews officiated.
Interment followed at the Woodbourne Reformed Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mental Health Association of Orange Co., Inc., 20 Walker St., Goshen NY 10924 or
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home.

Joseph Nenna, 76

Joseph “Joe” Nenna, a lifelong resident of the Warwick/Greenwood Lake area, peacefully entered into eternity Tuesday, October 24, 2006. He was 76.
The son of the late Salvatore and Rosa Mazilli Nenna, he was born January 22, 1930 in Plymouth, Mass.
Joe was a former employee of Raynor Overhead Doors in Sugar Loaf, and a member of the local Carpenter’s Union #464.
He loved woodworking, fishing and camping.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth J. Nenna, and one sister, Elizabeth Riddick.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Nenna of Hornell; three daughters and their families, Marie (Michael) Batz of Warwick, Joan Nenna (Doug George) of Wheeler and Sandi Nenna (Steven Whitehead) of West Milford, N.J.; four stepsons he thought of as his own, Frank Nenna Jr., Billy Nenna and Bruce Nenna, all of Indiana, and Rich Nenna of Monroe; grandchildren, Carrie (Peter) Graf of Chittenango, M. John Batz of Warwick, Alexander Batz of Warwick, Sgt. Robert Hayes of Ft. Bliss, Texas and Cohocton, Rich Nenna of Greenwood Lake, Shane Nenna and Tiffany Nenna of Indiana, Tristan Nenna of Indiana, and Barbara Nenna of Indiana; and one great-grandson, Andrew Graf of Chittenango; three brothers, Frank Nenna of Hobart, Nick Nenna of Chelan, Wash. and Mauro Nenna of Ferndale; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Thursday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home in Wayland.
A graveside service was held in Warwick Cemetery Friday, Oct. 27.

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