Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
January 22, 2010 Issue
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Patrick O’Neill Casey

Patrick O’Neill Casey of Livingston Manor passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at home with his loving family by his side after a very courageous battle with cancer. He was 61.
The son of the late Joseph J. and Gertrude C. Froatz Casey, he was born on March 18, 1948 in Mt. Vernon, NY.
Patrick served our country in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970 during the Vietnam era. He attended SUNY Oneonta College where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and SUNY Sullivan County Community College where he earned an AAS in Business Administration. He was employed by Al Schleiermacher & Son in Livingston Manor from 1975-1977 as a Residential Construction Laborer and for New York State Electric & Gas Corp. in Liberty, NY, from 1977-1994 where he received special training in NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code and State Energy Efficient New Construction and Fundamentals of Gas and Oil Heating Equipment and served as a Residential, Senior and Marketing Rep. Patrick was awarded the Speaker of the Year Award and was president of the NYSEG Speakers Club; he was elected as the Town of Rockland Councilman and most recently the Town of Rockland Supervisor; a Town of Rockland Planning Board Member; a NYS Notary Public; the past-president of the Shandelee Hunting Club; a member and past-president of the Livingston Manor Rotary Club, as well as the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
A family statement read, “He devoted his life to his family and community. He was a loving husband, a wonderful Dad and an all-around great family man. He will be remembered for his dedication to his community and his love and devotion to his family and friends. He will be forever cherished and sadly missed by his family and the community that he served.”
Patrick leaves behind his loving wife Patti of 26 years, at home; his four children, Brian Casey, Maureen Casey and her fiancee Herbert Bryant; Colleen Casey, and Emily Casey; his sister, Eileen Carlson and her husband Fred of Youngsville; his three brothers, Joseph Casey of Norwalk, Ohio; Thomas Casey of New Haven, Conn.; John Peter Casey of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Karen Casey of Callicoon Center; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2009 at Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Church St., Livingston Manor, with Msgr. Collins officiating.
Interment will follow at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Livingston Manor Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1111, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, for further information, please visit the website www.colonialbryantfuneral or call 439-4333.

Donald James Tegeler

Donald James Tegeler, formerly of Jeffersonville, NY, died Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 67.
The son of the late Edson J. and Mary Huff Tegeler, he was born on July 21, 1941 in Callicoon.
Mr. Tegeler was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and an avid sports and music fan. He was fortunate to spend many decades in the radio broadcasting business in New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Margaret Kasiewicz and her husband Richard of West Redding, Conn., and Kathleen Ambrosino and her husband Tom of Neversink, NY; a sister-in-law, June Tegeler of Jeffersonville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, William D. Tegeler and Thomas F. Tegeler.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 at St. George’s R.C. Church, Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, One Selleck Street, Suite 500, Norwalk, CT 06855.

Marie M. Meyer

Marie M. Meyer, a longtime resident of Cochecton, NY, and formerly of Saddle Brook, NJ, passed away at Catskill Regional Medical Center on March 30, 2009. She was 89.
She was born in New York City on March 30, 1920 to the late William and Minnie Roth Weingartner.
Mrs. Meyer was the widow of Charles A. Meyer, who passed away on September 18, 1997.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, Lake Huntington, NY, and a member of the Rosary Society. She was a former member of Saint Philip the Apostle Church and the Rosary Society in Saddle Brook, NJ.
A family statement read, “Marie enjoyed gardening, dancing, crocheting, visiting with her many friends, flying in her son’s plane, swimming in the pond, and was always a fantastic cook. She loved her three sons, three daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, but most of all, her husband of 54 years, her beloved Charlie.”
She is survived by three sons, Robert Meyer and his wife Kathleen of Cochecton, NY; Charles Meyer and his wife Mary Ann, and Stephen Meyer and his wife Joanne, all of Oak Ridge, NJ; ten grandchildren, Terri Devizzio, Kristen King, Melissa Bulter, Charles Meyer, Jamie Lynn Meyer, Jessica Strauch, Shannon Chapman, Robert Meyer, Stephen Meyer and Michael Meyer; 13 great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Meaghan, and Makayla King, Emily, Anthony and James Devizzio, Lilly Claire Meyer, Matthew and Joseph Bulter, Bailey and Molly Chapman, and Kailey and Riley Strauch; a brother, John Weingartner and his wife, Irene; one goddaughter, Debra Parisi; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, Lake Huntington. The Rev. William Scully, OFM, officiated.
Burial was made in Laurel Cemetery, Cochecton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, c/o St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, 151 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY 12764, or to the Town of Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc., P.O. Box 4, Lake Huntington, NY 12752.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.

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