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November 10, 2006

Sharon M. Mullins
Homemaker, 49

Sharon M. Mullins of Walden, a longtime resident of the area, passed away, on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at home. She was 49.
The daughter of Emma C. VanAmburgh Smith and the late George M. Smith, she was born June 10, 1957 in Highland Falls.
She was a homemaker and a counselor for the R.A.S.P. organization and a certified nurses aide. She helped many homeless animals.
Survivors include her mother, Emma Smith of Hobart, Okla.; longtime companion, Joseph Columbo of Walden; husband, Lowell Mullins of Pine Bush; four sons, Michael Olsen and his wife, Dana of Walden, Ronald Smith of Bloomingburg, Mark Mullins of Walden and Abraham J. Warner of Walden; one daughter, Tammy Koehler and her husband, Kirk of Bloomingburg; two brothers, Gerald Smith of Middletown and Ernest Tuthill of the Town of Newburgh; three sisters, Ardene Joyce of California, Della Mann of So. Fallsburg and Deborah Smith of Hobart, Okla.; and several grandchildren; one great grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a son, Lonnie M. Mullins; and her brother, Charles VanAmburgh.
Cremation was made in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Arrangements were made by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc.

Mildred Cusack, 89
Retired Secretary

Mildred “Nana” Cusack of Middletown entered into rest on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at St. Teresa’s Nursing Home in Middletown. She was 89.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Lahey, she was born May 8, 1917 in New York City.
Nana was a retired secretary for Winston Associates in New York City. She was a member of St. Paul’s R.C. Church in Bullville.
Nana is survived by her son, Louis V. Lynn of Wurtsboro; a daughter, Loretta Lynn of Middletown; eight grandchildren, Mary Lynn Bowen of Troy, Mich., Karen LaForest of Greenbelt, Md., Brian M. Lynn of Wurtsboro, Daniel Lynn of Gardner, Laura Lynn, Billy Lynn, Valerie Lynn, and Christie Lynn all of Queens; fourteen great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Dolores Lynn of Queens.
She was predeceased by her son, William J. Lynn; a granddaughter, Maureen Lynn; a great-granddaughter, Emma Lynn; and a daughter-in-law, Jean M. Lynn.
There will be no public visitation. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh.
A Memorial Mass at St. Paul’s R.C. Church in Bullville will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 2800 St. Route 17K, Bullville, NY 10941.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home, Inc.

Rolando Velasquez, 20

Rolando Velasquez of South Fallsburg, an employee of M.B. Consultants of South Fallsburg, and a three-year resident of the area, died Saturday, November 4, 2006 in South Fallsburg as a result of an automobile accident. He was 20.
The son of Roberto and Luisa Dias Velasquez, he was born August 1, 1986 in Guatemala, C.A.
Rolando attended the Lugar Dere Fugio Church in South Fallsburg.
Survivors include his parents in Guatemala; and many dear friends, including Jose O. Arevalo and Sylvia Santos.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 10 in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty with the Rev. Jose O. Arevalo officiating.
Burial will be made in Guatemala.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home.

Ann Kapicic
Ret. Seamstress, 83

Ann Kapicic, a five year resident of Monticello, died Sunday, November 5, 2006 at home with her family at her side. She was 83.
Ann was born in Brooklyn on September 28, 1923 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Favitta.
She was a retired seamstress with the ILGW Union in New York City.
She is survived by her husband, Walter, at home; one son, Walter, and his wife, Mary, of Liberty; two daughters, Carol Ann Kapicic of Monticello and Lorraine Eichhorn and her husband, Robert, of Great Neck; one brother, Edward Favitta of Avenal, NJ.; one sister, Connie Thayer and husband, Arthur of Massachusetts; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Liberty. Msgr. Edward Straub officiated.
Burial was made in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cold Spring Road, Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Liberty.

Robert Huggins, 91
Retired Machinist

Robert Huggins of Callicoon, a 25-year resident of the area, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 in Liberty. He was 91.
Son of the late Robert and Martha Doody Huggins, he was born June 8, 1915 in Syracuse. He was the widower of Dorothy Ives Huggins.
Robert was a retired Machinist.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Varcadipane; five grandchildren, Alisa Horan, Cathy Horan, Laurie Keeler, Scott Varcadipane, and Michael Varcadipane; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Elizabeth Lytle; a sister-in-law, Laverne Ives; and many friends in the Callicoon area.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Callicoon Cemetery, Seminary Rd., Callicoon on Friday, November 10.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Herman Altschuler
Artist, Author, 88
Herman “Hy” Altschuler of Liberty, an artist, author and a retired draftsman for E.D.O. of College Point, died on Saturday, November 4, 2006 in Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. He was 88.
Hy was born in the Bronx, the son of Morris and Celia Altschuler.
He was the widower of the late Helen Goldberg Altschuler who passed in April of 2001.
He is survived by his son, Alan Altschuler and his wife, Susan of Herndon, Va.; his grandchildren, Zachary and Erin; and his brother, Robert Altschuler of Peekskill.
A graveside funeral service was held Wednesday at the Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. with Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 11 Marshall Road, Suite 1-H, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
Arrangements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello.

Seymour Feldman
Business Owner, 91

Seymour Feldman, a former longtime resident of Mountaindale and South Fallsburg, died on November 6, 2006 at his home in Syracuse. He was 91.
He was born June 22, 1915 in New York City, the son of Joseph and Adele Seidman Feldman. He was raised in Mountaindale, where his family owned a small farm and boarding house.
Seymour was a 1934 graduate of Mountaindale High School. He resided most of his life in the Town of Fallsburg, where he was the owner of Kay-Feld’s Delicatessen in Mountaindale and a partner in the Great Oil Company of So. Fallsburg.
After his retirement from the fuel oil business, he worked at the Tarry Brae Golf Course in South Fallsburg for almost 20 years.
An Army veteran of WWII, he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He served as the treasurer of the Fallsburg Fire Dept. for many years and was a past Deputy District Governor of the NY State Lions Club. He served on the Town of Fallsburg Zoning Board and was a longtime member of the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association.
Seymour was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Minnie, in 2000.
He is survived by a daughter, Myrna Feldman of Suwanee, Ga.; a son, Mark (Chris Riley) of Syracuse; a daughter, Sari Feldman (Matt O’Dwyer) of Shaker Heights, Ohio; a son, Robert (Kathy) of New Paltz; a sister, Frances Perlman of Great Neck; grandchildren, Meg and Bridget O’Dwyer and Joe, Allison, and Sam Feldman; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello.
Burial was made in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery, Marsh Rd., Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fallsburg Fire Department or to a chapter of the Lions Club.

Vivian Williams, 71

Vivian Williams of Liberty entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. She was 71 years young.
She arrived at The Center for Discovery on November 8, 1995 where she spent her first two years at the Hamilton House and the remaining nine years with her extended family at the Wawayanda residence in Liberty.
Vivian was a huge fan of Johnny Mathis and owned a substantial collection of his memorabilia.
In a family statement it was said, “She was a gentle, music-loving lady who endeared herself to all and she will be very much missed by those who knew her.”
Vivian was a participant at the SCARC Day Habilitation Program in South Fallsburg.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty. The Rev. Elijah T. Cooper officiated.
Burial was made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.

Virginia G. Lord, 88
Retired LPN

Virginia G. Lord of Rock Hill, a retired Licensed Practical Nurse at the Hamilton Avenue Hospital in Monticello, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at her home. She was 88 years of age.
Mrs. Lord was born March 29, 1918 in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Lee Lord who died October 7, 1976.
In a family statement, it was said, “If you go through life and have had contact with someone who possessed Mom’s loving heart, her compassion for everyone, humor, giving nature and integrity, consider yourself a very fortunate individual. She passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving son, Gregory Lawson Garcia.”
Other members of her diverse family include Carole Kearnes, Arlene Pope, Stanley Garcia, Anja Durgmann; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her dear friends, including Ada. She was predeceased by David Garcia on September 11, 2001 on the 97th floor of Tower One, World Trade Center.
Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Harry A. Martin, 53

Harry Alfred Martin of Wurtsboro passed away Thursday, November 9, 2006 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris after a long illness. He was 53.
The son of the late Edward E. Martin Sr. and Carolyn M. York Martin, he was born January 15, 1953 in Bloomingburg.
He is survived by his three daughters, Christina, Valorie, and Jamie; three sisters, Pearl E. Bader and her husband John of Circleville, Jeanette H. Barrett of Bloomingburg, and Carol L. Sams and her husband Larry of Lucas, Ohio; three brothers, Edward E. Martin Jr. and his wife Beverly of Bloomingburg, John A. Martin of Wurtsboro, and Paul R. Martin of Bloomingburg; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth A. Cram and Gloria J. Carlew; and a brother, Walter H. Martin.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12 at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro with Rev. Peter Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home of Wurtsboro.

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