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December 1, 2006

Annabelle Lake
Homemaker, 100

Annabelle Lake of Roscoe, a homemaker and lifelong area resident died Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. She was 100.
The daughter of the late Ralph and Edna Finnegan, she was born February 23, 1906 in Apex.
Annabelle was a member of the United Church of Roscoe and a former member of the Cooks Falls-Horton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
In a family statement, it was said, “Her family was her world. She was a wonderful and loving mother and she will be greatly missed.”
Survivors include seven daughters, Dorothy Pherreigo of Bullhead City, Ariz.; Barbara Cromie; Virginia Wakeman and her husband, Russell; Rosemary Fassberger and her husband, George; and Alice Meyers, all of Roscoe; Sharon Keene and her husband, Ron, of Cooks Falls; and Carol Gerow and her husband, Tom of Cary, N.C.; three sons, Tom Lake and his wife, Roxanne, of Roscoe; William Lake of Roscoe, and Donald Lake and his wife, Marsha, of Walton; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Jackson of Oneonta; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Howard P. Lake, in 1973; and a daughter, Joyce Bury, in 2006.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 30 at Harris Funeral Home, Roscoe. Lucille Freyer officiated.
Committal services and burial will be held Friday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. in the Cooks Falls Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Roscoe; to the Residents’ Christmas Fund at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home; or to the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Cooks Falls-Horton Fire Company.

Mary Welsh
Dairy Farmer, 96

Mary Welsh of Tyler Hill, Pa. died Sunday, November 26, 2006 at the Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. after an illness. She was 96.
The daughter of the late John and Annie Cainen McGue, she was born January 17, 1910 in Milanville, Pa.
After attending Damascus School she went to New York City and was employed by Western Union. Upon returning to Wayne Co., she married Vernon Welsh of Tyler Hill, Pa. They owned and operated a dairy farm in Damascus, Pa. for most of their years. Upon selling the farm in 1969, she worked at the Callicoon Hospital. They were married for 63 years when Mr. Welsh died in 2004.
Mary was a longtime member of St. Lucy’s and St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Gloria Rutledge and her husband, George, of Brewster, Alice Orr and her husband, Paul, of Beach Lake, Pa. and Peggy Clark and her husband, Burt, of Brookfield, Conn.; five grandchildren, Gerald Rutledge and his wife, Lisa, of Southbury, Conn., Julie Campanella of Croton-on-Hudson, Eric Orr of Beach Lake, Pa., Kevin Orr of Hawley, Pa., and Christopher Orr and his wife, Stephanie, of Wilmington, Del.; four greatgrandchildren, Jessica, Justin, Jonathan Rutledge and Emma Campanella; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Leo, Victor, Paul and Vincent.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday at St. Bernard’s R.C. Church, Beach Lake, Pa.
Burial was in Hillside Cemetery in Damascus, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Township Vol. Ambulance Corps, PO Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415; or to Damascus Methodist Cemetery for maintenance of the old cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Ginna M. Pantone Jollie
Customer Service Employee, 30

Ginna Michele Pantone Jollie, a customer service employee for Crystal Run Healthcare in Rock Hill, died unexpectedly on November 26, 2006 at her home in Rock Hill. She was 30.
The daughter of James and Madeline Frasciello Pantone, she was born July 20, 1976 in Poughkeepsie.
She is survived by her beloved husband and soulmate, Joshua D. Jollie, and one son, Damon Jollie, at home; her parents, James and Madeline Pantone; two brothers, Jeff Pantone, and Nick Pantone and his companion, Justina Havre; two sisters, Erika Pantone and Krissie Pantone, all of Wurtsboro; her maternal grandfather, Isidore Frasciello; a niece, Kali; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her greatest accomplishment was her son, Damon.
A memorial service was held on Thursday evening at the Van-Inwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Hoag officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Todd Panich
Equipment Operator, 33

Todd Panich of Narrowsburg, an equipment operator for Sullivan Structures and a longtime area resident, died suddenly on Monday, November 27, 2006. He was 33.
Todd was born in Orlando, Fla. on August 23, 1973, the son of Alan and Frances Minkoff Panich.
He loved cooking, be it outdoor barbeque or catering for parties, and cooking at various hunting camp. He was busy every weekend doing something for someone.
He is survived by his parents, Alan and Fran Panich of Liberty; his wife, Valerie Walter Panich, at home; his two brothers, Jamie of New Jersey and Jeffrey and his wife, Johanna, of New Hampshire; his sister, Lori Panich of New Jersey; his in-laws, George and Barbara Walter of Narrowsburg; three uncles, Brian Panich of Liberty, and Rabbi Zev Leff and Alex Minkoff, both of Israel; two brothers-in-law, John Walter and Michael Walter and his wife, Kami, all of Narrowsburg; two nephews, Reilly Gries and Allyn Walter; two nieces, Kelsey Dutton and Makayla Panich; and many cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in Laurel Cemetery in Cochecton Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Lottie Grossinger
Ret. Hotel Clerk, 82

Lottie Grossinger, a retired hotel clerk at the former Grossinger's Resort Hotel in Liberty, died on Monday, November 27, 2006 in the Sullivan County Adult Care Center Liberty. She was 82.
Lottie was born April 7, 1924 in Poland, the daughter of the late Samuel and Sheindel Schechter. She was the widow of Sam Grossinger.
She was a member of Ahavath Israel Synagogue in Liberty, the sisterhood of Ahavath Israel and Hadassah.
She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Zayas and her husband Rafael of Liberty; her son, Arthur Grossinger and his wife, Monica of Liberty; her brother, Jacob Weinberger; and her sister, Mordechai Schechter both of Israel; her three grandchildren, Rafael, Pauline, and Lori; and her great-grandson, Benny.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Liberty. Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiated.
Burial was made in Ahavath Israel Cemetery Hy-San-Na Rd Liberty.
Funeral arrangements were by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello.

Arlene C. Lare
Homemaker, 71

Arlene C. Lare of Chittenango died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse.
She was born in Brooklyn, living most of her life in Youngsville. She also resided in Titusville, Fla. She was the widow of Walter E. Lare, who died May 3, 2006.
She was a homemaker who loved sewing, horses, cooking, doing ceramics, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. She was a Cub Scout Leader of Troop 91, a member of the Jeffersonville Snowmobile Club, and the Sullivan County CB Posse.
Survivors are two sons, Walter E. Lare Jr. and wife Valerie of Chittenango and Matthew J. Lare of Florida; a daughter, Darlene A. Gibson of Florida; two sisters, Ginny Caputo and Jackie Kiem; and three brothers, Wayne, Dennis and Louis Elberth; seven grandchildren, Kim and Matty Lare, Corey, Collin, and Cameron Gibson, and Lindsay and Hunter Lare.
She was predeceased by her parents, Marie and Matthew Elberth; two brothers, Matthew and Donald; and one sister, Evelyn.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville.
A reception will be held in the church dining room immediately following the service.

Doris Mae Fundell
Retired Seamstress, 79

Doris Mae Fundell of Middletown, a retired seamstress and weaver and longtime area resident, died Monday, November 27, 2006 at Middletown Park Manor. She was 79.
The daughter of the late Maxwell and Louise Horton Cole, she was born June 3, 1927 in Uxbridge, Mass. She was the widow of George Fundell.
Survivors include her son, James Fundell and his wife, Virginia, of Middletown, and her son, George Fundell and his wife, Teresa, of Wurtsboro; and her grandchildren, Zachary and Samantha of Wurtsboro.
Burial will be in Circleville Cemetery, Circleville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Fway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.
Arrangements are by the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc. in Middletown.

Scott Timothy Krantz
Sullivan West Student, 16

Scott Timothy Krantz, a lifelong resident of Jeffersonville, and a student at Sullivan West High School died November 29, 2006 in Callicoon. He was 16 years of age.
He was born to Gary E. Krantz and Jean Santos Krantz on June 27, 1990 in Honesdale, Pa.
Survivors include his parents, Gary E. Krantz and Jean Santos Krantz of Jeffersonville; three brothers, Steven Krantz of the U.S. Coast Guard, Niagara Falls, Daniel Krantz of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Andrew Krantz of Jeffersonville; his paternal grandmother, Muriel Krantz of Jeffersonville; his maternal grandmother, Judy Miller of Liberty; his maternal grandfather, James Santos and his wife, Frances, of Massachusetts; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 1 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the funeral home. Pastor Kit Robison will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Nicholas Mootz Fund, c/o Penny Ackermann, 38 Lounsbury Road, Cochecton, NY 12726.

Ellen Neff
Ret. Elementary Teacher, 91

Ellen Neff of Liberty, a retired elementary schoolteacher with the Liberty Central School District and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Center, Liberty. She was 91.
The daughter of the late John and Margaret Clark Stewart, she was born August 6, 1915 in Bethel. She was the widow of John Neff.
Ellen was a member of the Liberty Methodist Church, the Sullivan County Golf and Country Club, the NYS Retired Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was an avid golfer.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Larry Powell will officiate.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the Walton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Methodist Church, 170 North Main Street, Liberty, NY 12754.

Susan Trautschold
Homemaker, 50

Susan Trautschold of Liberty died November 26, 2006 in Claryville. She was 50. She was born to James Keeton and Rhyllis Plaskin Freer in Liberty on May 26, 1956.
Survivors include her two sons, James K. Freer of Liberty and Michael Trautschold of Parksville; five grandchildren, Allison, Keaton, Marlena, Rosalyn and Alisha; a sister, Linda Baim of Youngsville; three brothers, James Freer of Highland, Daniel Freer of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. and Michael Freer of Raleigh, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.

Howard Braddock, 74

Howard Peter Braddock of Forked River, NJ and North Branch died Saturday, November 11, 2006 at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Howard grew up in North Bergen, NJ, and moved to Forked River 27 years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired member of the Operating Engineers Local 825. He was a devout Catholic whose strong belief gave him great strength. He enjoyed fishing, but his favorite time was spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. Mr. Braddock had fond memories of spending summer weekends at the Braddock family home in North Branch with his entire family.
He was the last surviving child of James J. Braddock, former heavyweight boxing champion, aka “Cinderella Man,” whose story was portrayed in the 2005 movie of the same name, starring Russell Crowe.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Mae Braddock; a brother, Jay Braddock and a sister Rosemarie DeWitt. Surviving are his wife and best friend of 52 years, Elsie Urscheler Braddock; two daughters, Susan Varites, and Nancy Komorowski and her husband Peter; a son Timothy and daughter-in-law Beverly Braddock; a son-in-law, Frank Varites; nine grandsons; and one granddaughter.

Mildred Mae Walker Stahl
Homemaker, 52

Mildred Mae Walker entered into eternal peace on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at the Hospice of Lake and Sumter in the Town of Tavares, Fla.
She was born January 4, 1918, the eighth child to Melissa Barrett and William Walker. She married Leopold Stahl Jr. and was happily married for 52 years.
Mildred was a 65-year resident of Guilderland and a 60-year member of the McKnownville Methodist Church. She was a longtime superintendent of their Sunday school. She later retired to Hibiscus Park, Mount Dora, Fla. for 40 winters. Mildred enjoyed quilting, sewing, and most of all, working in her flower gardens.
She is survived by two children, Russell and wife Valerie of Livingston Manor, and Marjorie Bayer and companion Michael McGarvey of Ballston Spa; grandchildren, Martin and wife, Patricia Stahl, Michael and wife, Kim Stahl, of Livingston Manor, John Harris, Daniel Harris and Thomas Bayer of Saratoga Springs, and Holly Bayer and companion James Pasquarell of Cohoes; five great-grandchildren, Mikaela Stahl, Molly Stahl, Megan Eisenberg, Tegan Kern and Adam Kern.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 1 at the Fredendall Funeral Home, Inc., 199 Main St., Altamont.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 at the McKnownville Methodist Church.
Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lake and Sumter, 12300 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL 32778.

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