Joseph E. Murphy Sr.
Retired Machinist, 83
Joseph E. “Fred” Murphy Sr. of Newport, NY, a retired machinist for Bendix Fluid Power Division/ Martin Marietta Corporation, Utica, NY, died Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at the Folts Home in Herkimer, NY.
He was born in Utica, July 20, 1926, the son of the late Augustine J. and Alice Schriner Murphy. He was married to Carolyn Ann “Mickey” Spellman Murphy on November 24, 1949 in Newport.
He was a parishioner of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, and the Holy Name Society of the church, and served on the Parish Council.
Joe was a United States Army Veteran of World War II and served in the European theater in the U.S. Army Infantry 100th division. He was a 63-year member of the Newport Volunteer Fire Company, and a member and past commander of West Canada Valley American Legion Post #1524. He served as Herkimer County American Legion Commander, and Sergeant of Arms for the American Legion Department of New York. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7220 in Middleville, NY, and was awarded the Post #7220 Auxiliary’s Good Citizen Award on April 24, 1989. He served as Justice of the Peace for the town of Newport from 1958 to 1974, was a town councilman from 1974 to 1989, and also served as Town Supervisor from 1990 to 1995. He served as secretary on the Herkimer County Veterans Burial Commission, and the Firehouse Construction Committee for the new Newport firehouse. May 5, 1999 was declared Joseph E. Murphy Day in Herkimer County by the Herkimer County Legislature in recognition of his many years of service to his county and community. In 2007 Joe was awarded The Excellence in Service Award from the Herkimer County Fire Chief’s Association in recognition of his 60-plus years of service to the Newport Fire Company.
Joe was very committed to his community. He was on the committee to build a school that would house all of the West Canada Valley High School students on one campus and went door-to-door to secure passage of that project. Joe also secured a grant from Iroquois Gas Line to build a pavilion and handicapped-accessible fishing site on the West Canada Creek in the village of Newport.
Joe was always helping people of the community on various projects, from building a house to making sure their ashes were emptied from their furnaces. He took great pride in his family, his community and his country.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Carolyn “Mickey” Murphy of the Folts Home, Herkimer; his 11 children, Bridget Santa Maria and her husband Joe of Frankfort, NY, Patricia Murphy of Syracuse, NY, John Murphy and his wife Deborah of Newport, Timothy Murphy and his wife Kim of Williamsburg, Va., Joseph E. Murphy Jr. and his fiancee Lynn Sullivan of Newport, NY, Mary Lou Flansburg of Newport, NY, Matthew Murphy and his wife Debra of Jeffersonville, NY, Mark Murphy and his wife Kimberly of Callicoon, NY, Catherine Mueller of Gloversville, NY, Margaret Schumacher and her husband Keith of Cold Brook, NY, and Michael Murphy and his wife Lisa of Strasburg, Va.; his sister-in-law, Mildred Murphy of Newport News, Va.; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and several cousins; his extended family, Elizabeth “Betty” Widay, Mildred and Edward Falk, Katherine “Katie” Wilson, Dorothy Spellman, and John Spellman and his companion Phyllis Ruggerio.
He was predeceased by his brother, Jack Murphy; his daughter-in-law, Katherine Newman Murphy; and by his granddaughter, Barbara Ellen Wilson; his grandson, Kimberly Nelson Murphy; and by an infant son.
Friends may call on Friday, February 5, 2010, at the Newport Firehouse, 7370 Main Street, Newport, NY, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Herkimer County American Legion will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse and the Newport Fire Company will meet at 8:15 p.m. at the firehouse.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John’s Church in Newport on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. The Mass will be concelebrated by Father William Gorman and Father Leo Potvin.
Spring Interment with full military honors will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Newport, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Newport Volunteer Fire Company, 7370 Main St., Newport, NY 13416, or the Building Fund of St. John’s Church, P.O. Box 475, Newport, NY 13416.
Arrangements by Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, NY (315) 845-8532 & Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home (845) 482-4280.
Former OCCC Professor, 85
Leo Rozman of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of South Fallsburg and Brooklyn, NY, passed away January 30, 2010 at the age of 85.
Leo was a WWII veteran with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne and was a former prisoner of war. He was a member of the Hudson Valley American Ex-POWs, the Jewish War Veterans, American Legion, an Hadassah Associate and member of Papanicolaou Cancer of Valencia Lakes. He was a former professor of electronics at Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marilyn; a brother, Joseph and his wife Blossom of Ellenville; sisters-in-law, Helen Kraft and Elaine Sobin and several nieces and nephews.
Interment took place on February 1 at New Montefiore Cemetery and Shiva is being observed at the home of Marilyn Rozman, 11531 Corazon Court, Boynton Beach, FL 33437 from Feb. 3 through Feb. 5.
Donations may be made to: Hospice of Palm Beach County or to the American Cancer Society.
Owner, Camp Kennybrook, 71
Peter Landman, owner of Camp Kennybrook for over 45 years, passed away on January 3, 2010 after a valiant 14 year fight with lymphoma. He was 71.
Adored husband of Carole, beloved father of Stacey, Howard and Felicia Landman. Very loved Poppy of Reid, Morgan, Sylvie and Mason. Peter was the heart and soul of Camp Kennybrook, a children’s residential camp located in Monticello, for these past 45 years. It was his essence. Every single summer at Kennybrook gave him unbelievable joy and contentment. He created a campus community that celebrated all children encouraging them to gain confidence, build skills, and form friendships to last a lifetime.
Peter and his family are also the owners of Winston Day Camp, located in Monticello, and have been the owners for the past eleven years. Peter truly enjoyed welcoming children from the local community and watching them grow up with each passing summer. Peter also helped to create Camp Haze, a one week camp for children who lost loved ones during the September 11th tragedy. Peter opened up his camp to these children to provide a one week camp at no charge to the campers.
He was an active member of the Sullivan County community. He was deeply committed to Monticello and formed lasting relationships with so many individuals and businesses within the local area.
Peter Landman will be truly missed. His camps will continue to welcome children every summer in honor of his memory.