Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
January 22, 2010 Issue
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John L. Knise

John L. Knise, 86, of Long Eddy, NY, formerly of Stony Point, NY, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Castle Point Veterans Hospital, Castle Point, NY.
The son of the late William and Johanna Behrman Knise, he was born July 16, 1922 in North Branch, NY.
He formerly worked on the Fleet Reserve in Stony Point and was a retired laborer for Local 17 and Local 754 of the Laborers Union. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was a member of the Allan Milk Memorial Post #7276 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Long Eddy, NY.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Castle Point Veterans Hospital in the Heroes Harbor Wing.
Survivors include one son, Michael C. Knise and his wife Deborah of Clifton Park, NY; two granddaughters, Shannon Sykela and Amber Knise; two great-granddaughters, Kayla Krakat and Kasey Sykela; one sister, Barbara Mead and her husband Ed of Avalon, NJ; and several nieces and nephews, including Ricky and Evelyn Ruppert of Kenoza Lake, NY.
He was predeceased by a son, John L. Knise; two brothers, Frederick “Sonny” Knise and Franklin Knise; and two sisters, Clara Ruppert and Gertrude Ebert.
Visitation was held Tuesday, March 10 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon, NY. A VFW service was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 11, at Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Liberty, NY.
Burial was made in Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Infirmary Road, Liberty, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Allan Milk Memorial Post #7276 VFW, Long Eddy, NY 12760.

Peggy A. Coblish
Adminstrative Assistant, 65

Peggy A. Coblish, 65, of Brunswick, NY, died Saturday, February 21, 2009 at St Peter’s Hospice, Albany, NY, after a long illness. She was born in Long Island, NY, and educated in Liberty, NY, and attended Hudson Valley Community College.
She is the daughter of J. Peter Short of Liberty, NY, and the late Jonnie Short.
She was administrative assistant for Capital District Education Opportunity Center, Troy. She started and organized Cloth-a-Child and was a Girl Scout leader for many years. She was also employed by the Troy Record.
Survivors in addition to her father include her husband, Fred W. Page, Sr. of Troy; her children, Tracey Hohn (Raymond) of Petersburg, NY, Dean A. Coblish (Deanna) of CA; Kristen Coblish (Dean) of Troy, and F. William Page of South Glens Falls; sister of Charlene Mechick of Georgia and Suzanne Klugman of Ca, also survived by six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the Dufrense Funeral Home, Inc., 216 Colombia Street, Cohoes, NY, with Rev. Nick TeBordo officiating.
Interment was private.
Contributions may be made in Peggy’s memory to Albany Medical Center Cancer Research for children.

Nena C. Meyer, 83

Nena C. Meyer, 83, of Long Eddy, died on March 5, 2009, at home.
She was born on August 29, 1925, the daughter of Mario and June (Lytell) Darder in New York City. She married Vernon Meyer on April 25, 1942 in Callicoon, NY, and he predeceased her on April 1, 1994.
Nena earned her GED, worked for 15 years and retired from Delaware County Social Services. She was on the Town of Hancock Planning Board, a director of Home Extension, an Election Inspector, a Fire Commissioner with the Long Eddy Fire Dept, and worked at Delaware Opportunities. She was a member of the Holy Cross Church in Callicoon.
Surviving are three daughters; Arlyene Lusk, Yorktown, Va., Nancy Hillriegel, Callicoon, NY, and Darlene Farley, Newark, Del.; three sons, Vernon Jr., Vincent, and Bradford, all of Long Eddy, NY; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Darder; two sisters, Georgette Seiden and Alice Creech; one stepsister, Anna Fadrowski; one aunt, Alice DeFazio; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be held on March 10, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Cross Church, Callicoon with Father Ignatius officiating. Cremation will follow.
Memorial donations may be made in Nena’s memory to Catskill Area Hospice, 116 Main St., Delhi, NY 13753.
Arrangements by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock, NY.

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