William “Bill” Ryan Haramis of Lewisburg, Pa., passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was 73.
He was born December 12, 1936 in New York, NY, the son of the late Malama Lambrinos and the late Christos Haramis. On February 1, 1959, he married the love of his life, the late Helga “Jean” Haramis, who passed away five years ago on May 22, 2005.
Bill and Jean were in the restaurant business for more than 35 years. From 1970 to 1980, they owned and operated Bill’s Variety Store in Callicoon, NY, and from 1981 to 1985, they owned the Coffee Grinder in Honesdale, Pa. Most recently, until 2005, they were owners of Kinfolks Family Restaurant, Selinsgrove, Pa.
Bill was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, who cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Bill enjoyed watching a wide-range of movies and listening to an eclectic range of music, and he was a political enthusiast and Yankees fan. He loved traveling, and visited China, Mexico, France and Greece. In the 1970s, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club and a volunteer firefighter in Callicoon.
He was preceded in passing by one brother, Nicholas.
He is survived by one son, Michael; two daughters, Stephanie and Kelly; and six grandchildren, Valarie, Stephen, Katy, Athena, Lindsey and Kallista. Also surviving are one sister, Despina, and one brother, George.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Shaw Funeral Home, 801 Market St., Lewisburg. The funeral will follow at 4 p.m. with Father Michael Demko officiating.
Burial will be in the Lewisburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of William Haramis to Family Resource Center adoption agency, 5828 N. Clark St., Chicago, Ill. 60660 or Half the Sky Foundation, 715 Hearst Ave., Ste. 200, Berkeley, Calif. 94710.
Grace Moller, 87
July 28, 1922-May 22, 2010
Grace Moller of Jeffersonville died Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Callicoon division. She was 87.
The daughter of Andrew and Epifania Algeria Ridolfi, she was born July 28, 1922 in Manhattan.
A family statement read, “Gracie loved good friends and socializing. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room.”
We little knew that morning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone;
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
Your love is still our guide;
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Arthur S. Moller, at home; two daughters, Dianne Brady and her husband Jim, and Janet Scherf and her husband, Carl, all of Jeffersonville; two granddaughters, Amy Shursky and her husband Nick of Factoryville, Pa., and Stacey Finney and her husband Brian of Coopersburg, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Edna Edge of Binghamton and Catherine Krum of Jeffersonville; her special friends, Charlene and Lou Hemmer, and Evelyn and Howard Miller; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Eugene and Salvator, and three sisters, Jeannette, Anna, and Rosaria.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 25 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 384 Crystal Run Rd., Suite 102, Middletown, NY 10941 or to the Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, NY 12788.
Retired Home Economics Teacher, 92
Margery Cree Chardavoyne of Johnstown, died Friday morning May 14, 2010 at Wesley Health Care Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. She was 92.
Born April 20, 1918 in East Colebrook, NH, her parents were the late Frank A. and Gertrude Little Cree. She was the youngest of a family of nine children, and was predeceased by her parents, five sisters, and three brothers.
A graduate of Colebrook Academy in 1936, she attended the University of New Hampshire, and then transferred to and graduated from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, with a B.S. degree in Foods and Nutrition in June 1943. Her first employment after graduation was as Orange Co. Home Demonstration Agent for Cornell University Extension Service from 1943-1952. On August 25, 1944, she married Edwin S. Chardavoyne of Warwick, NY, at the First Presbyterian Church, Middletown, NY.
Mrs. Chardavoyne later became a Junior and Senior High School teacher at the Liberty Central School system in Liberty, NY, for six years, and Knox Jr. High School, Johnstown, NY, for ten years, retiring in June, 1978.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Liberty, the Friends of Johnstown Public Library, the Fulton County and NYS Retired Teachers Association, and the Johnstown and Gloversville Senior Centers. She was a former member and officer of the YWCA of Gloversville, NY.
Survivors include: two sons and one daughter, David Chardavoyne of San Antonio, TX, Alan (Mary Ellen) Chardavoyne of Glenmont, NY, and Janet Chardavoyne of Broadalbin, NY; a niece, Barbara Osterle of Erie, Pa.; a step-niece, Sandra Talka of Fox River Grove, Ill.; a nephew, Leighton Cree, Jr. of Colebrook, NH; grandchildren, Brett Chardavoyne of Denver, CO, Nicole Chardavoyne of Washington, DC and Paige and Justin Chardavoyne of Glenmont, NY.
A Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown with Dr. Rev. Earl Johnson officiating.
Cremation was in Vale Crematory, Schenectady. Burial will be at the Warwick Cemetery, Orange County, NY, next to her husband, who passed away in 2002.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnstown Public Library.
Online condolences may be made to www.agcolefuneralhome .com