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January 15, 2010

Laverne Neuberger
Homemaker, 92

Laverne Neuberger of Jeffersonville, a homemaker and a lifetime resident of the area, died January 11, 2010 at Campbell Hall Rehab Center in Campbell Hall. She was 92.
The daughter of Edwin and Elizabeth Wylam Bossley, she was born September 17, 1917 in Briscoe. She was the widow of Edwin A. Neuberger.
Laverne was a former member of the Liberty Free Methodist Church.
She is survived by her brother, Emerson Bossley of Jeffersonville; two sons, Steven Neuberger of Tuscon, Ariz. and David Neuberger of Jeffersonville; a daughter, Susan Young of Newburgh; five grandchildren, Melody Faulkenmeyer of Ferndale, Tina Dowe of Liberty, Theodore Young of Dallas, Texas, Kristina Young of Endwell and Savannah Gavin; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m., Friday, January 15, at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 16, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dale Bossley officiating.
Burial will be in Jeffersonville Methodist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Free Methodist Church, 3 Par Lane, Liberty, NY 12754.

Barbara A. Bronson
Emp. of Robert Decker Ins., 66

Barbara A. “Babs” Bronson of Conklin passed away peacefully while holding the hands of her family. She was 66.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Mildred Decker; her brother, Butch Decker; and her first husband, Richard Hendrickson.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Bronson; daughters, Leslie and Ray Hulbert, Nicole and Dana Dziedzic; grandchildren, Alexander, Jordan and Gillian; sisters, Jill and Russ Somers, Melanie and Tom Fersch, Jodie Mootz and Diane and Ray Terwilliger; brothers, Jack and Rhonda Decker, Michael and Dawn Decker; brother-in-law, Alvie and Eileen Bronson; sister-in-law, Bev Kearns; and K-9 companion, Benji.
Barbara was formerly employed with Chenango Supply and more recently with Robert Decker Insurance.
A family statement reads, “Babs and Bob spent a good portion of the year in Florida which she loved but what she loved more was spending time with her grandchildren here in New York. She enjoyed time camping with the family and was a devout New York Yankees fan.”
Barbara’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and staff of Wilson Memorial Hospital’s South Tower 5.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home in Port Dickinson.

Douglas Ackermann
Owner, Ackermann Farms Inc., 48

Douglas “Bugsy” Ackermann of Cochecton, the owner of Ackermann Farms, Inc. and a lifetime resident, died January 14, 2010 at his home. He was 48.
The son of William and Gloria Mueller Ackermann, he was born September 16, 1961 in Callicoon.
He was married to Donna Dailey Ackermann.
He is survived by his wife, Donna, at home; two children, April and Alan Ackermann, at home; his parents, William and Gloria Ackermann of Cochecton; his mother-in-law, Ruth B. Dailey of Lake Huntington; four brothers, John Ackermann of Fabius, George Ackermann and his wife Ruth of Kenoza Lake, William Ackermann of Cochecton, and Timothy Ackermann and his wife Penny of Cochecton; one aunt, Marilyn Calkin and her husband Fenton; two uncles, Edwin Mueller and his wife Wilma, and Thomas Mueller and his wife Judi; a brother-in-law, Robert Dailey and his wife Beverly; two sisters-in-law, Sally Darling and her husband Glenn, and Marilyn Dailey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Lester Dailey.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, January 17 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 18 at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Lake Huntington, with Father Bill Scully officiating.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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