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February 16, 2010

Katherine M. Hector
Owner, Hector’s Inn, 74

Katherine M. Hector of Bethel, NY, owner of Hector’s Inn in Bethel and a lifetime resident of the area, died Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia, Pa.
The daughter of Thomas and Lena Bassney Colo, she was born September 7, 1935 in Black Lake.
Mrs. Hector was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Monticello. She was a family care provider for the Hudson Valley DDSO, and a member of the Eagles Lodge in Middletown and the Family Care Providers Association.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John “Jerry” Hector, at home; daughter Bonnie Lagoda and her husband Barry, son John Hector, and daughters Donna Marie Hector and Kathy Hector, all of Bethel; a son-in-law, Larry Houman of Bethel; four sisters: Lillian Coney of Wurtsboro, and Mary Messinger, Margie Edelman and Theresa Coney, all of Florida; nine grandchildren, Candy Sarna and her husband Puneet, Cindy Edmonds and her husband Farnell, Larry Houman Jr., Caroline Houman and her companion Richard Grossman, Michael Hector and his wife Crystal, Jennifer Norris and her husband Todd, Melanie Hector, Kelly Gerow and her fiancé Dave Nober, and Kayla Aaron and her husband John; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, Carol Houman and Donna Lee Hector; a sister, Christina Kiefer; and three brothers, Ralph, William and Charles Colo.
Friends may call Tuesday, February 16, from 7-9 p.m. at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, February 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Monticello.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Cancer Treatment Center of America for their love and support during Katherine’s illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center of America, 1331 East Wyoming Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124 or to the charity of one’s choice.

John J. Haley Sr.
Ret. Insp., Ford Motor Co., 90

John J. “Jack” Haley Sr. of Wurtsboro passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, February 11, 2010, at home, next to his wife of 67 years, Agnes. He was 90.
Born June 25, 1919 in Corona, NY, he was the son of the late James Haley and Katherine Walters Haley. He graduated from Monticello High School, class of 1938. Jack first worked for the Park Sheraton Hotel in NYC with his brothers, and later was an inspector for Ford Motor Co. in Mahwah, NJ, retiring from there in1980.
Jack and his “Chickie” met when they were 16 years old in Wurtsboro Hills. Their favorite place was Curcio’s Tavern where families would meet and dance all night. Jack and Agnes were married November 8, 1942 at St. John the Evangelist Church in New York City. They resided in North Bergen, NJ, and spent summers in their house in Wurtsboro Hills. After their retirement, they moved to Wurtsboro and became active members in various service and church organizations.
Jack was the head usher at St Joseph’s Church in Wurtsboro at the five o’clock Mass. He would greet all of the parishioners as they came into the church with a kiss, smile or a joke. He made everyone feel welcome and everyone loved him. Jack was also the past president of the Westbrookville/Bloomingburg Senior Citizen’s Club; and a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus in NJ.
He is survived by his wife Agnes at home; a son Jack and his wife Toni of Wurtsboro; many nieces and nephews, including Rose Friedel, Joan Keating, Carole Bonney and Vincent Haley; many great nieces and nephews, and many loving friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter Kathleen; as well as his brothers & sisters, Rose, Kathleen, Vinnie, Jimmy and Dorothy.
Jack will always be remembered as a kind, honest, loving man who always greeted people with a smile and a funny story. He dedicated his life to wife Chickie and his family. Jack was always there to give a helping hand to a neighbor or a friend when needed. He was genuinely concerned about everyone. His family will always love him and miss him. A loving light has gone out in the world.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, February 15 at St. Joseph’s Church, Wurtsboro with Fr. Peter Madori officiating. Interment followed in the family plot at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, P.O. Box 277, Wurtsboro, NY 12790.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro. www.kennyfuneral

Glady Marie Maas
Ret. business co-owner, 79

Gladys Marie Maas, beloved wife of Harold C. Maas, passed away after a long illness on February 14, 2010 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY.  She was 79.
She was the daughter of the late William and Anna Vetter Heib and was born in Lake Huntington on April 18, 1930.  She was a lifelong resident of Lake Huntington and spent her 48 year career working at Narrowsburg Feed and Grain.  She began working there in 1948 and eventually became a co-owner of the company in 1970 until her retirement in 1995.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Lake Huntington.
Gladys was an avid traveler and managed to see all parts of the United States and the world, traveling from Anertico to Norway, and from China to Africa.  She also found joy in bringing her grandchildren on some of these trips.
Gladys is survived by her husband of sixty years, Harold C. Maas, her two sons, Gary Maas of Lake Huntington and Thomas Maas and his wife Carol of Manchester, CT.  She is survived by her six grandchildren, Michael Maas and his wife Mirelle of Narrowsburg, Heidi Roman and her husband Ramon of Worchester, MA, Jessica Maas of Hartford, Laura of Boston and Julie and Erica Maas of Manchester, CT.  She is also survived by her brother, William Heib Jr. of Lindenhurst, LI and a sister Doris Leschorn of South Otselic, NY.  She was predeceased by her daughter in law Judy Maas.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 17, 2010 at  2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 7:30 p.m.  with a funeral service immediately following at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.  Cremation will follow at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 or at

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