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January 19, 2010

Josephine Them
Former Callicoon resident, 77

Josephine Marie Them, 77, of Midland, TX, passed away on December 24, 2009 in Midland Memorial Hospital.
She was born September 4, 1932 to Albert Pirone and Evelyn Fairchild in Paterson, NJ, and was the widow of John Them.
She and John owned a dairy farm in Callicoon for many years before moving to Midland in 1978. She worked at Texas Instruments and in different areas of food service.
Jo had been a faithful member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church for many years, and enjoyed volunteering in various capacities.
She is survived by two daughters, Diane Houghtaling and husband Keith of Callicoon, and Loriann Lightfoot of Midland; one son; John Them and wife Leighann, of Oyster Bay, Long Island; six granchildren, Rebecka and Aaron Houghtaling and wife Naomi, Jaime and Michael Them, and Caleb and Abigail Lightfoot; one great-granddaughter, Cierra Roth; one great-grandson, Keith Tesseyman; two brothers, George Pirone and Albert Pirone and wife Rose; two sisters, Alice Ruggiero and husband Alphonse, and Angie Valentine and husband Robert; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Jeff Lightfoot and two sisters, Betty Brady and Evelyn Pirone.
Josephine will be remembered for her great love for her family. She was generous to a fault and never hesitated to offer her time and resources to those in need. She enjoyed life, in spite of the pain she was in daily, and made us laugh often. She will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Callicoon at a future time.

Frederick R. Winters
Retired Mechanic, 84

Frederick R. “Fred” Winters of Liberty, NY, a retired mechanic and a lifelong area resident died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at his home. He was 84.
The son of the late Lee A. and Marion M. Lewis Winters, he was born July 13, 1925 in Liberty.
Fred proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII in Central Europe; he was a member of the Russell Sprague American Legion Post #109, Liberty, and a member of the Clarence Hoyt VFW Post #9217 of Liberty.
Survivors include his wife, whom he married on September 15, 1946, Jean Champlin Winters, at home; two sons, Lee D. Winters and his wife Barbara of Parksville, NY, and Alan F. Winters and his wife Rose of Apalachin, NY; three grandchildren, Jared Winters, Alec Winters, and Shayna Winters; one brother-in-law, Jay Champlin and his wife Mary of Parksville; one sister-in-law, Margaret Champlin of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, Charles E. Winters; and one brother-in-law, Edward Champlin.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 1-3 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Lynn and Tim Myerson, Readers, will officiate.
Burial will be in the spring in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Orange Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY. 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200.

Edwin A. Tyler
Retired Painter, 83

Edwin A. Tyler of Youngsville, NY, a retired painter with Union Local #155 of Poughkeepsie and a lifetime resident of the area, died January 17, 2010 at home. He was 83.
The son of Elmer and Pearl Bush Tyler, he was born November 9, 1926 in Conklin Hill, Pa. He was married to Mary Brigham Tyler.
Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946 on the USS Tucson.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Brigham Tyler, at home; his sons, Robin L. Tyler and his wife Linda of White Sulphur Springs, NY, and James Tyler and his wife Jen of Lafayette, Ind.; his daughter, Carol Robisch of Youngsville; a daughter-in-law, Orra Tyler of Woodbourne, NY; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Lawrence Tyler; and by three brothers, Bertrand, Leland and Russell Tyler.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 20 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 21 at the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will be in Hillside Cemetery, Damascus, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

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