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February 9, 2010

Rose Cirincione Gatta
Retired Office Manager, 88

Rose E. Cirincione Gatta of Schenectady, 88, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She entered her eternal rest on Saturday afternoon, February 6, 2010 at Kingsway Arms Nursing Home.
Rose was born in Schenectady on July 18, 1921, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Jenne Scialabba Cirincione. Raised and educated in Schenectady, she was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. Rose then attended and graduated from Albany Business College. For over 25 years she worked as the office manager for her brother’s medical practice, Dr. Dominic Cirincione. After her retirement, Rose enjoyed traveling, cooking, and being with friends and family.
While her children were growing up, Rose was an active mother participating in Girl Scouts and as a Cub Scout den leader for Pack #13. She was a former communicant and longtime Feast worker at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, and more recently, a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, both of Schenectady.
Beloved wife of the late Paul P. Gatta Sr. whom she married June 20, 1942. He passed away March 13, 1991. Also predeceased by her loving sisters, Mary and Lucy Cirincione.
Rose is survived by her children, Paul P. (Candy) Gatta Jr. of Liberty, NY, and Elaine M. (Daniel) Polsinelli of Glenville; grandchildren, David (Katie), Lori (Geoff) Passehl, Michael, Katie, Brian Gatta; Mark (Christy), Mike Cheryl, and Dan (Christine) Polsinelli; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Dominic Cirincione and his wife Rae of Schenectady; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. from the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan Street, then to Our Lady of Fatima Church, Rosa Road, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m.
Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Schenectady.
Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family for calling hours on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Daly Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Rose’s name to the Ellis Hospital Foundation, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308; Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308; or to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2216 Rosa Road, Schenectady, NY 12309.
The Gatta family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Rose’s caregivers, Maria and Rae.
If you wish, online condolences for the family may be left on the funeral home’s website:

Herman H. Bolte
Former Police Chief, 89

Herman H. Bolte, 89, of Whiting, NJ and North Branch, NY, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2010, at home. He was born and raised in Union City, NJ. Mr. Bolte was the Chief of Police of the Union City Police Department for 20 years and was a member of the NJ State Association of Chief of Police and the PBA. He was a Pilot and attained the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Mason Lodge #27 in Union City. He had served at one time as the supervisor for the Town of Fremont, Sullivan County, NY.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Evelyn in 1990. He is survived by his 2nd wife, Mary; one son and daughter-in-law, William H. and Gail Bolte of Augusta, NJ; one daughter, Lynne Wedeen of Marlton, NJ; four grandchildren, Nicole, Rachel, Brad and Tamsen and four great-grandchildren, Serena, Antonio, Paulina and Alyssa.
Interment was at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. Manchester Memorial Funeral Home Whiting, NJ, was in charge of arrangements. Donations in his memory may be made to DAV, Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing.

Pasquale “Pat” Musso
Ret. Laborer, Local #17, 82

Pasquale “Pat” Musso of Long Eddy, NY, a retired laborer for Local #17 Laborers Union of Newburgh, NY, died Friday, February 5, 2010 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa.
The son of the late Stephen and Eva Noli Musso, he was born January 3, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Joan Johnson Musso.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, at home; three daughters, Daryl Tesseyman and husband Walter of Long Eddy, Beth Kenyon and her husband Tim of Equinunk, Pa., and Pam Dillon and her husband Scott of Georgia; three sons, Steve Musso and his wife Angela of Obernburg, Pat Musso Jr. and his wife Penny of Hancock, and Shawn Musso of Long Eddy; a brother, Stephen; three sisters, Rosemarie, Patricia and Barbara; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Mark Musso; a granddaughter, Julia Musso; a grandson, Jared Kenyon; a great-granddaughter, Jacqulyn Gries; and a sister, Shirley Orsinger.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon, NY. Father Ignatius Smith, OFM, will officiate.
Burial of the cremains will be in Rock Valley Cemetery in the Spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Eddy Hose Company, Long Eddy, NY 12760.

Dora E. Turk
Retired Teacher, 96

Dora E. Turk, 96, of Union Springs, NY, died Friday, February 5, 2010 in Auburn Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Turk was born in Callicoon, NY, the daughter of the late William and Blanche Hust Kappes and had resided in the Union Springs area since 1968.
Mrs. Turk was a graduate of New Paltz Normal School and taught elementary school in rural Sullivan County for several years. She was a member of the Farm Bureau, and the Hortonville Presbyterian Church. In addition, she enjoyed knitting and gardening.
Surviving are two daughters: Beverly J. Turk, and Marilyn D. Schenck and her husband David, all of Union Springs; one son, James F. Turk and his wife Elaine of Opatka, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jeremy A. Schenck of Fredericksburg, Va., Matthew S. Schenck of Watertown, NY, Daniel D. Schenck and Heather E. Schenck, both of Union Springs; one step-grandson, Colton Hall, Fredericksburg, Va.; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Reagan Schenck of Fredericksburg, Va.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
Interment will take place in the Hortonville Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Union Springs Fire Department, Union Springs, NY 13160 in memory of Mrs. Turk.
The Shakelton Funeral Home of Aurora, NY, is in charge of arrangements.

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