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November 21, 2006

Joan M. Edwards
Frmr. Tele. Emp., 70

Joan M. Edwards of Livingston Manor, a former employee of the Norwich Telephone Company and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, November 17, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 70.
The daughter of the late Arley and Ethel Woodard Hadden, she was born May 22, 1936 in Delhi.
Joan had also been an employee of the Bonnie View Hotel (Beaverkill Valley Inn) for several years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, the outdoors, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Ardito and her husband, Phil, of Berne; Jo Ann Ostrander of Livingston Manor; and Susan Roemer and her husband, Jim, of Hortonville; a brother, Alan Hadden; six sisters, Carolyn Lacey, Marie Flora, Joyce Townsend, Mary Ellen Charles, Charlotte Emerich and Doris Fairchild; a brother-in-law, Carl Edwards and his wife, Louise; her mother-in-law, Mildred Del Salio; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces, including Trudy Huggins, Jodi Pierson and Vickey Hand; and several nephews, including Butch Shaver.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wayne Edwards; her twin sister, June Shaver; two brothers, France Eschbach and Arley Hadden; and a son, Chuckie.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 21 at 11 a.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe. The Rev. Daniel Hulseapple will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Vol. Ambulance Corps, Livingston Manor, NY 12758, the Beaverkill Valley Fire Company, Lew Beach, NY 12758 or Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY 12742.

Albert W. Meyer
Ret. Office Foreman, 82

Albert W. Meyer of Callicoon, a retired Central Office Foreman for AT&T and retired Parts Department employee at Roche’s Garage in Callicoon, died Saturday, November 18, 2006 in the arms of his loving family in Callicoon. He was 82.
The son of the late William and Catherine McLoughlin Meyer, he was born April 24, 1924 in New York City.
He was a member of the Callicoon Volunteer Fire Department and was former Commissioner and Chairman of the Callicoon Fire District, member of Holy Cross Church in Callicoon, World War II and Korea Veteran of the US Army Air Corps and was a member of the Russell H. Kenyon Post 5808 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Callicoon.
Survivors include his wife, Karin Kelting Meyer, at home; three sons, and their wives, Thomas and Susan Meyer of Palmyra, Eric and Angeles Meyer of Cincinnati, Ohio and Steven and Denise Meyer of Mechanicsville, Md.; four grandsons, Karl, Alan, Timothy and Joseph Meyer; his brother, James Meyer and his wife, Rosemary of Walden; his sister, Kathleen Maas and her husband, Charles, of Carterett, N.J.; two sisters-in-law, Sylvia Meyer of Monroe, and Angje Hellwig and her husband, Robert, of Oakland, N.J.; a brother-in-law, Karl Kelting and his wife, Kathleen, of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, William Meyer.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon. Father Ignatius Smith, OFM, will officiate.
Interment will be in Callicoon Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to the Callicoon Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 806, Callicoon, NY 12723.

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. She was 81.
She was predeceased 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; as well as a brother, Alberto Medrano of Miami, Florida.
The couple owned and managed Hernandez Funeral Home in Callao.
Survivors include son Carlos Eugenio Hernandez of Callao; daughter Rosa Hernandez Marquez of Croton-On-Hudson; daughter Maria Eugenia Hernandez Tulliano of Lima; daughter Carmen Hernandez Rue of Monticello; daughter Gladys Hernandez Terrones of Callao; son Jorge Humberto Hernandez of Callao; a sister, Luisa Talledo Medrano of Lima, Peru; 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, 2006 after which she was interred beside her late husband Carlos at Bajquejano International Cemetery, Callao, together with the cremated remains of their late daughter Luisa.

Joan B. Clark
Homemaker, 74

Joan B. Clark of Ellenville, a lifelong resident and homemaker, died November 18, 2006 in Kingston Hospital. She was 74.
The daughter of George and Laura Brown Ledestich, she was born April 7, 1932 in Ellenville.
She was the widow of William Clark. She was a member of St. Johns Memorial Episcopal Church, Ellenville, the S.J.S. and Altar Guild of the church. She was a member of the former Parish Aid Society and a member of the Pioneer Engine Company #1 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her sister, Marion Ehrhardt and her husband, Robert, of Grahamsville; three nieces, Patricia Kelly and her husband, Preston; Barbara Ehrhardt and Lori Ehrhardt; grandnieces and nephews, Amber Comming, Cheyenne Hartelius, Travis Comming, Courtney Kelly, Kimberly Kelly and Michael Kelly; one great-grandniece and one great-grandnephew; and several cousins.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 21 at Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main Street, Ellenville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22 at St. John’s Memorial Episcopal Church, 40 Market Street, Ellenville. The Rev. Jeff Golliher will officiate.
Burial will be in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson.
Memorial contributions may be given to Loucks Funeral Home Inc. P.O. Box 226, Ellenville, NY 12428.

John De Caro
Sawyer, 42

John De Caro, a resident of Wenatchee, Wash. and formerly of Pine Bush, died suddenly on Monday, November 6, 2006. He was 42.
He was born on June 23, 1964 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh.
John worked at Noble Treuss as their top sawyer in Wenatchee, Wash. John and his brothers loved to fish when they were young and John continued his interest for fishing in his later years. He also enjoyed camping and game nights with his sisters. John also had a love for music.
A Family Statement reads: “You’re in a better place, we’ve heard a thousand times and at least a thousand times we’ve rejoiced for you, but the reason why we’re broke and the reason why we cry is how long we must wait to be with you. In Christ, there are no goodbyes, and in Christ there is no end so we’ll hold onto Jesus with all that we have to see you again. We love you John with your dark curls, beautiful eyes and contagious laugh! We know we’ll be together again because John knew the saving grace of Jesus Christ as his Saviour.
Survivors include his loving parents, Joseph and Rosemary De Caro of Pine Bush; loving fiancee, Teresa Lee of Wenatchee, Wash.; loving sons, Andrew De Caro of Puyallup, Wash. and his youngest son, Austin De Caro of Groton, Conn.; daughters, Ashley De Caro and Anna Rose De Caro of Groton, Conn.; his beloved brothers and sisters and their families, Kathleen Reinhardt and her husband, Steven, and their son, Matthew of Pine Bush; brother, Michael De Caro and his wife, Robin, and their daughter, Allison Nelson of Brooklyn, and their son, Christopher De Caro and his wife, Kimberly, of Glen Spey; brother Vincent De Caro and his wife, Corinna, and their daughters, Erica and Jennifer De Caro, and son Dominick De Caro of Pine Bush; sister, Annmarie Reinhardt and her husband, Gerald, and their son, Jeremy Reinhardt, their daughters, Jordan and Jenna Reinhardt of Shohola, Pa.; also loved by John are Teresa’s sons, Zachary, Cameron and Collin Lee; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday November 24 at the Comfort Inn in Port Jervis at 1 p.m. with John’s nephew, the Reverend Christopher De Caro, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Obituary information submitted to the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc., Pine Bush.

Albert J. DeMarmels Sr.
Retd. Bus. Owner, 64

Albert “Pop” DeMarmels, a retired business owner entered into rest on November 18, 2006 in Warwick. He was 64 years of age.
The son of the late Albert and Bridget Gallagher DeMarmels, he was born April 3, 1942 in Warwick.
He was well-known throughout the area, having been in the mobile home business since 1965; he started his own company, Parksville Homes, in 1979. A family business, his sons worked alongside their father throughout the years. Eventually Albert handed over the reins to his youngest son, and retired in 2005. An avid race fan, Albert proudly supported his sons and their racing careers at the local tracks. Never one to willingly miss a race, he was at the track cheering on his sons every chance he got.
He is survived by three sons, Albert DeMarmels Jr. and his wife Melissa of Liberty, John DeMarmels and his wife Pamela of Parksville, and Thomas DeMarmels and his wife Robin of Grahamsville; four grandchildren, Troy, Ashley, Cody and Mikayla; a sister, Marie DeMarmels; three brothers, Michael DeMarmels and his wife Carolyn, Gerald DeMarmels and his wife Antonia, and Peter DeMarmels and his wife Darlene, all of Warwick; several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s R.C. Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty. Monsignor William Collins will officiate.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 419 E. Main St., Room 309, Middletown, NY 10940.

E. Jean Aylesworth, 80

E. Jean Aylesworth, a recent resident of Central Florida, died Saturday, November 18, 2006 in the State of Florida. She was 80 years of age.
Born March 1, 1926 in Forest Hills, she was the only daughter of Edward Patrick and Edna Kenney of Long Eddy and Forest Hills. She was the third-generation of the Kenney family to live in Long Eddy.
She loved summering in Long Eddy, and loved horseback riding and swimming in the Delaware River there. She remained active in the real estate business. Survivors include six children and nine grandchildren.
Friends may call Sunday, November 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon.
A Funeral Mass will be held Monday November 27 at 10 a.m. at St Patrick’s Church in Long Eddy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wisner Prof. Bldg., 407 E. Main St., Middletown, NY 10940.

John Popet
Salesman, 64

John Popet of Greenfield Park, an evergreens salesman, died suddenly Saturday, November 18, 2006. He was 64 years of age.
The son of John and Margaret Starr Popet, he was born May 10, 1942 in Warwick.
He was a real outdoorsman. He enjoyed searching for evergreens and especially loved hunting.
Survivors include his wife Mary Ann of Greenfield Park; three sons, Joseph Popet and his wife Kimberly, John Popet Jr., and Daniel Popet, all of Greenfield Park; six daughters, Loretta Crowley of Glen Wild, Dorothy Rose of Woodridge, Patricia Popet of Florida, Margaret Bailey of Loch Sheldrake, Veronica Abada of Miami and Mary Ann McIntosh of Neversink; two brothers, George Popet of Wurtsboro and Joseph Popet of Florida; and many grandchildren and friends.
Arrangements were made by Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Woodbourne.

Edith Rank
Ret. School Emp., 98

Edith Rank of Middletown, formerly of Herkimer, died November 11, 2006 at Park Manor Healthcare Center, Middletown. She was 98.
Edith retired after several years from West Canada Valley Central School District, she was a Collector of Taxes for the Town of Norway and Assistant organist at the Assembly of God Church in Salsbury Center.
She was the widow of Clarence Rank, and is survived by her son, Clarence and his wife, Beverly of Middletown; three grandchildren, Susan Pratt and her husband, Randy of Monroe, Gary Rank and his wife, Deborah of Newburgh and Debra Jacobs and her husband, Gary of Bloomingburg; her sister, Dorothy Voorhees and her husband, Robert, of Tennessee; two brothers, William Graudon and his wife, Jane, and George Graudon and his wife, Verna, all of the State of Florida; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Monroe United Methodist Church. Cremation was made at Oxford Hills Crematory, Chester.
Donations in Edith’s name may be made to the Heart Fund or to the Association of the Blind.
Funeral arrangements made by Morse Funeral Home, Middletown.

Deborah Feinstein, 49

Deborah L. Stratton Feinstein of Monticello passed away Sunday, November 19, 2006 at home with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 49.
The daughter of Mary Meddaugh Stratton and the late Robert B. Stratton, she was born October 20, 1957 in Heidelberg, Germany.
She was a natural gourmet cook who enjoyed cooking for her family. Her pride and joy were her two sons.
She is survived by her loving mother, Mary Stratton of Monticello; two sons, Jason Feinstein and Jeffrey Feinstein, both of Monticello; a grandmother, Rose Meddaugh of Kauneonga Lake; two brothers, Robert Stratton and his wife, Melinda, of Forestburgh and James Stratton of Monticello; a nephew, Robert Stratton; a niece, Jessica Stratton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Vinton Meddaugh; and her paternal grandparents, Henry B. Stratton and Josephine Stratton.
A private service for the family will be held Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello.
Friends may call Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Stratton family home, 3175 Route 42, Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 419 East Main St., Suite 307B, Middletown, NY 10940.

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