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November 14, 2006

Charles J. Storms
Ret. Scrap Metal Wrkr., 79

Charles J. Storms of Port Jervis, retired from Joyland Scrap Metal and a lifelong resident, died Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Bon Secours Community Hospital. He was 79.
The son of Joseph and Pauline Morgan Storms, he was born August 23, 1927 in Port Jervis. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Hummel Storms, at home; a son, Charles J. Storms Jr. of Bloomingburg; a stepson, Moses Storms of the state of Florida; a stepdaughter, Linda Marie Schultz of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Moses Storms of Cuddebackville and Richard Storms of Kansas City, Kan.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Oscar Storms; and two sisters, Sara Hill and Doris Quick.
Funeral services were held on Friday at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis. The Rev. Albert Perreault officiated.
Burial was made in Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville.

Melvin Beavers, 72
Former Crane Operator

Melvin Russell Beavers of Woodbourne, a 9-year resident and a former crane operator for Montennay Company, Glen Cove, died November 10, 2006 at Castle Point Veterans Administration Hospital. He was 72.
The son of Charles Franklin and Cecelia W. Hillenbrand Beavers, he was born December 21, 1933 in Washington D.C.
He was a member of The Grahamsville Reformed Church and was an excellent wood craftsman.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Ryder Beavers, at home; two sons, Mark Beavers and his wife, Nancy of Lehighton, Pa. and Matthew Beavers and his wife, Catherine, of Webster; two daughters, Cindy Amthor and her husband, Eric, of Woodbourne and Diane Beavers of Lindenhurst; two sisters, Margaret Lombarski of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Nancy Marino of Island Park; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Sunday at the Grahamsville Re-formed Church. Rev. Paul Z. Ruter officiated. Arrangements were made by Loucks Funeral Home, Inc., Ellenville.

James Douglas May
Grand Union Emp., 75

James Douglas May of Milford, Pa. passed away Saturday, November 11, 2006 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ after a short illness. He was 75.
He was born December 8, 1930 in Port Jervis to Maurice and Margaret Cortright May. He married Barbara Malone on October 17, 1954. They were married for 52 years.
He was an active member of the Milford Vol Fire Dept. for 53 years and was past chief and past president. He was captain of the Milford Fire Police, a county coordinator, president of the Pike County Firemens Federation for 15 years. He was a member and past officer of the Pike County Fire Police and a judge at the firemens parade in Port Jervis. He was a former Milford Councilman and a deputy coroner.
Mr. May was a 1949 graduate of Milford High School, a veteran of the Korean War attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, and a life member of the Milford Masonic Lodge, #344 F.&A.M. He was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and a member of the Snake Hill Hunting Club. He worked for Grand Union for 31 years. He loved his children and grandchildren dearly.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; two daughters, Cathleen Recchia and her husband, Kenneth, of Milford, Pa. and Candace May and her companion, Charles Meyer, of Pond Eddy; one son, David May and his wife, Laura of Twin Lakes, Shohola, Pa; twin grandsons, Aaron and Nicholas May; twin granddaughters, Karley and Lara May and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Donald May.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at Milford United Methodist Church, 206 E. Ann St., Milford, Pa. The Rev. David Repenning will officiate. Burial in Milford Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ambulance, P.O. Box 1369, Milford, PA 18337. Arrangements are by Stroyan Funeral Home, Inc.

Kenneth Bastone
Mechanic, 24

Kenneth Patrick Bastone of Monticello died unexpectedly in the Town of Thompson on Saturday, November 11, 2006 as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was 24.
The son of Dennis Joseph and Marilyn Somers Bastone, he was born Feb. 22, 1982 in Port Jervis.
Employed as a heavy equipment mechanic for H.O. Penn in Bloomingburg, Kenny was a member of Operating Engineers Local 825. He also worked for Vino Restaurant in Monticello and was a former firefighter for the Monticello Fire Dept.
He is survived by his parents of Monticello; a brother, Joseph Bastone and his wife, Sharon, of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Susan Bastone and her fiancé, Isaac Williams, of Washington, D.C.; his paternal grandparents, Frank and Jean Bastone of Monticello; a niece, Julia Bastone; his girlfriend, Ashley Bishop of Monticello; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Fr. Robert Ginel will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Jacqueline Kimkowski
LPN, 49

Jacqueline “Jacky” Lewis Kimkowski of Livingston Manor, a Licensed Practical Nurse for the Center for Discovery, died suddenly on Friday, November 10, 2006 at home. She was 49.
The daughter of Stephen and Marion Lewis, she was born September 23, 1957 in Liberty.
Jacky enjoyed photography and restoring of photos, but was very passionate about her study of genealogy.
She is survived by two daughters, Tara Lee Davis of Monticello and Jessica Marie Davis of Loch Sheldrake; two brothers, Richard Channon and his wife, Ruth, of Little Rock, Ark. and Ronald Lewis of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Judy Reimenschneider and her husband, George, of Albany and Jill Boyd and her husband, Kevin, of Orangeville, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.14 at St. Aloysius R.C. Church in Livingston Manor. Burial will be in Lew Beach Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The New Hope Community, White Sulphur Springs Fire Company or the Liberty Ambulance Squad.
Arrangements were under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor.

June C. Cullen, 80

June C. Cullen of Pine Bush, formerly of Bloomingburg, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Elant in Goshen. She was 80.
The daughter of John J. and Teresa Cunniffe, she was born June 7, 1926 in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Thomas E. Cullen.
June was a homemaker and a member of our Lady of Assumption Church, Bloomingburg; a member of the Laura S. Stewart Garden Club, The Wedded Band of Brooklyn, and the Mad Red Hatters of Wurtsboro.
In a family statement, it was said: “Among her enduring interests and passions were gardening, painting, reading, quilting and enjoying a good cup of tea.”
Survivors include her loving children, Thomas Hahne, Edward Hahne and Clare Farrell; loving son-in-law, Robert Farrell; daughters-in-law, Cherlyn Hahne and Kim Hahne; beloved grandchildren, Sean Farrell, Aidan Farrell and Thomas Hahne.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush. Father Raymond Bagdonis, O.Carm officiated.
Cremation was made at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope.

Joseph Louis Clark
Business Owner, 57

Joseph Louis Clark of Cornwall, died Tuesday, October 31, 2006, after a short, intense battle against cancer. He was 57.
Clark was born November 25, 1948 in Ozone Park.
A lifelong resident of New York State, Clark was widely recognized as a consummate professional who devoted his life to caring for others. Following his successful career as an art dealer and then sporting goods business owner in Cornwall, he made a career transition to healthcare. He was a Nurse Practitioner working with the Neurosurgery Unit at Westchester Medical Center. He served as an Adjunct Professor at Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing and at Rockland Community College. An avid sports enthusiast, Clark spent many seasons coaching youth sports teams in the Cornwall area and was a member of Cornwall’s Black Rock Fish and Game Club.
He is survived by his mother, Georgiana Sanders of Liberty; his children, Emily and Brian Clark, both of Cornwall; and his fiancée, Rosemarie Raffa of Croton-on-Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pace University to establish an annual Joe Clark Nursing Student Scholarship, at: Pace University, 861 Bedford Rd., LH-314, Pleasantville, NY 10570.
Arrangements made by Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, Cornwall-on-the-Hudson.

Catherine Clouse
Postmaster, 87

Catherine Clouse of Yulan died Saturday, November 11, 2006 at her home. She was 87.
The daughter of Charles and Emma Maillet Hess, she was born February 11, 1919 in Shohola, Pa. She was the widow of August “Sonny” Clouse who died July 29, 1993.
She worked as a Postmaster for the U.S. Post Office in Greeley, Pa. and lived her entire life in the Shohola, Pa. area. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Lackawaxen, Pa. and the Ladies Aid Society of Lackwaxen. She was the Past Matron in 1975 and 1981 and a 55-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, St. Tammany Chapter #492, Callicoon. She was a member of the Shohola and Wayne County Historical Society, an honorary member of the Lackawaxen Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Red Hat Society of Yulan and the AARP. She was past president of the Pike County Council PTA and a member of the Hawley Women’s Bowling League for many years.
She was a member of Piece Makers, a quilting group made up of members from local churches. The quilts made are sent over seas and domestically; they have made more than 400 quilts from 2003 to date. These quilts were sent to Lutheran World Relief and 28,000 quilts were sent to Katrina victims.
A family statement reads: “Catherine was a wonderful mother and friend to so many. She was an attentive mother and homemaker to her family. She had many hobbies she enjoyed participating in.”
She is survived by four sons Richard Clouse and his wife, Ruth, of Lackawaxen, Pa.; Robert Clouse of Greeley, Pa.; Glenn Clouse and his wife, Sharon, of Shohola Falls, Pa.; and Charles Clouse and his wife, Mary Paige of Yulan; a daughter, Sue Ferris and her husband, Jeff, of Rowland, Pa.; a sister, Dolores McCollum of Charleston, S.C.; nine grandchildren, Douglas, Brenda, Pegg Sue, Michael, Amanda, Kyle, Dina, Charles and Timothy; nine greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant son, Timothy Clouse; two brothers, Floyd and Ralph Hess; a sister, Pauline Ugoline; and her dear and loving daughter-in-law, Eleanor Clouse.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home with the Rev. Eddie Nilsen officiating.
Cremation will be made at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550; to Lackawaxen Vol. Fire Dept., Lackawaxen, PA or to the American Cancer Society, Orange County Unit, Wisner Prof. Bldg., 407 E. Main St., Middletown, NY 10940.

Arthur F. Concors, 84
Co-Founder Thruway Mkt.

Arthur F. Concors, a longtime resident of Walden, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2006 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was 84.
The son of Julius and Lucille Singer Concors, he was born May 22, 1922 in New York City.
He was co-founder of Thruway Food Market and Shopping Center, Walden, and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a member of Wallkill Masonic Lodge #627 of Walden, and Past Commander of Walden American Legion. He was a graduate of the Cornell University College of Civil Engineering in 1943 and a member of the Cornell Tennis Team. He continued to play tennis throughout his life. Upon completion of college, he was recruited by the Douglas Aircraft Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., as an aircraft designer. He was active in Boy Scouts and served the community in many ways as a former Village Trustee and Deputy Mayor.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Jacobowitz Concors, at home; three sons, Leslie Concors and his wife Theresa of Pine Bush; Bruce Concors and his wife Stacey of Walden; and Andrew Concors and Donna of Monticello; one sister, Gladys Siegel of Chapel Hill, N.C.; six grandchildren, Brett, Monica, Rebecca, Jessica, Alex, Erica and Erik; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Rose Concors; and a son, Stuart Concors.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Walden Jewish Community Center.
Burial was made in Beth Hillel Cemetery, Walden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements were by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden.

Suzanne Worrell
Homemaker, 58

Suzanne Worrell of Rhode Island died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at home. She was 58.
The daughter of Edward James and Joan A. Fijux Pepper, Sr., she was born April 12, 1948 in Queens.
Susie was best known as “The Knick Knack Queen.” She was a creative crafty person who had a flare for decorating. Susie could take an empty room and turn it into a page out of “Better Homes and Gardens.” She was so proud of her knick knacks and garage sale purchases. Nothing was store bought and every gift was handmade by her.
In a family statement it was said, “Susie, you came into this world premature, weighing only 2 lbs. Now you have left us at such a young age, not yet 58. We hope you meet with your Dad and that he keeps you laughing until we get there too. Miss you Susie.”
Susie had a heart of gold and always helped those in need even when she had nothing to give. Daughter, sister, mother, friend…forever in our hearts.
She is survived by two sons, Christopher Worrell of Florida and Kenneth Worrell of Rhode Island; her mother and stepfather, Joan Pepper Cauthers and Herbie Cauthers; one sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Gary Kern of Neversink; one step-brother, Edward Pepper Jr. of Jeffersonville; two grandchildren, Sean Worrell of Florida and Chloe Worrell of R.I.; one niece; two nephews; and three grandnephews. She was predeceased by her father, Edward Pepper Sr.; and a stepsister, Carolyn Hanna.
Services were held Friday at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Woodbourne. Burial was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.

Madeline V. Hanka
Homemaker, 85

Madeline V. Hanka of Rock Hill since 1980 and previously of LaGrange for 30 years, died Friday, November 10, 2006, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 85.
The daughter of Oscar and Mabel Faustmann Low she was born January 11, 1921 in Queens.
Mrs. Hanka worked in personnel for several companies in New York City, then devoted her time to being a wife, mother and homemaker. She was an accomplished seamstress, quilter and needle worker, and she loved sharing her talents by instructing others, especially children.
She is survived by her husband at home, William B. Hanka, who she married May 23, 1943; her children, Linda Freisitzer and her husband, Norbert, of Hyde Park, Bruce Hanka and his wife, Catherine, of Rhinebeck and Craig Hanka and his wife, Santha Cooke, of Salt Point; a stepson, Ralph Grieco and his wife, Kristy, of Atlanta, Ga.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Rachel Hanka; a niece; several nephews; and two step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Clifford and Wilbur Low; and a sister, Dorothy Low.
She was an active 30-year member of the Freedom Plains Presbyterian Church, a member of the First Church of Monticello Presbyterian since 1981, a member of Home Extension for over 50 years, and the Embroiderer’s Guild since 1979. Madeline was a Girl Scout leader for 15 years, and with her husband Bill had been Youth Group leaders at Freedom Plains Presbyterian Church. She loved to travel and she was an avid reader, generous with her time and talents. A member of the Wanaksink Lake Club, she was always ready to lend a helping hand to family, friends or community groups. Madeline was a devoted wife, and loving mother, stepmother, grandmother and friend.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at First Church of Monticello Presbyterian, Jones Street, Monticello with the Rev. Dr. Robert McLeod officiating.
Burial will be made in the Rock Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello.

Primitivo Torres, 66
Ret. from Falls Poultry

Primitivo “Blanco” Torres of South Fallsburg, a retired employee of Falls Poultry in Livingston Manor and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, November 11, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. He was 66.
He was born April 16, 1940 in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Survivors include his wife, Olga Santiago Torres; two sons, Hector Torres and Antonio Torres; four daughters, Mariluz Torres, Maria Torres, Jacqueline Felton and Jeanette Torres; two brothers, Hector Rivera and Israel Rivera; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Miguel A. Torres, in 2002.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Monsignor William Collins officiating. Burial will be made in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Livingston Manor.

Frank J. Galione

Frank J. Galione died Sunday, November 12, 2006. He was the beloved son of James and Lena, the loving father of Frank Jr., devoted brother of Rose, Jack and the late Louis and James.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15 at Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Inc., 3534 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 16 at St. Peter’s R.C. Church, Broadway and Liberty Street, Monticello. The Rev. Robert Ginel will officiate.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Kauneonga Lake.

Frank J. Pate
Self-Employed, 80

Frank J. Pate of Wappingers Falls, formerly of Sullivan County, died Thursday, November 9, 2006 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He was 80.
The son of Moses Pate and Mary Cassara, he was born March 13, 1926 in New York. He married Nellie Kollada on March 15, 1929 in Carteret, NJ.
Mr. Pate was self-employed at Chic Press, Monticello, retiring in 1990. He lived in the area for one and one-half years. He was a member of the Lions Club and Swan Lake Fire Dept.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Kollada Pate, at home; a son, Frank J. and his wife, Laura Pate, of Highland; his daughter, Nancy Pate and partner Elizabeth Faison of Wappingers Falls; three brothers, Louis Pate and Eugene Pate, both of the Bronx, and Agidio Pate of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Lee Palazzo of the Bronx and Rose Balsonello of Connecticut; and a granddaughter, Kristina Pate.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Mary’s Church, Wappingers Falls. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wappingers Falls.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice, Inc., 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Eugenia Hernandez
Homemaker, 81

Eugenia Grimaneza Medrano Hernandez (“Mamita” to her children), a kind and gentle lady, passed away Monday, November 6, 2006 in Callao, Peru. Throughout her life she volunteered many hours to activities at Santa Rosa Church of Callao, the Red Cross, and other community organizations. She was 81.
The daughter of Guillermo Medrano and Olinda Aguilar, she was born November 15, 1924 in Callao.
She was pre-deceased by her husband of 63 years, Carlos Eugenio Hernandez; their daughters, Felicita Hernandez of Callao, Sara Luzmila Hernandez Diaz of Monticello, and Luisa Yolanda Hernandez of Callao.
The couple owned and managed Hernandez Funeral Home in Callao.
Survivors include her sons, Carlos Eugenio Hernandez and Jorge Humberto Hernandez, both of Callao; her daughters, Rosa Hernandez Marquez of Croton-On-Hudson, Maria Eugenia Hernandez Tulliano of Lima, Carmen Hernandez Rue of Monticello, and Gladys Hernandez Terrones of Callao; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and children-in-law in Peru, the U.S., and Spain.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 8 after which she was interred beside her husband Carlos at Bajquejano International Cemetery, Callao, together with the cremated remains of their late daughter Luisa.

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