Helene Ostrowski Lindstadt of Smallwood, a homemaker and longtime area resident, died on Friday, April 10, 2009 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 87.
The daughter of the late Charles and Sophie Ostrowski, she was born August 16, 1921 in New York City.
Helene was a retired bookkeeper and licensed real estate broker. She was a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Monticello and the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus.
As a young adult, Helene was an avid violinist. She moved to the area in 1959 with her husband Ed and children to make a life away from the city. She had a tremendous love of animals. She enjoyed traveling in her earlier years and spending time with family and dear friends. She was a loving mother, proud grandmother, caring sister and loyal friend. She will be forever cherished and sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A family statement reads, “We’ll love you forever, We’ll like you for always, As long as we’re living, Our Mom, Grandma, Sister and Friend, You’ll be.”
Survivors include her son, Edward Lindstadt Jr. and his wife Peggy of Monticello, NY; two granddaughters, Suzanne Lindstadt of Monticello, and Jamie Yonker of Liberty, NY; one grandson, Edward Lindstadt III of Monticello; one great-granddaughter Kayla Lindstadt of Monticello; and one sister, Nuta Dietzel of Burke, VA. Her husband Edward Lindstadt Sr. and her daughter Judy Lindstadt Messenger predeceased her.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Monticello, NY. The Rev. John Tran will officiate.
Burial will follow in Messenger Cemetery, Southwoods, Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4027.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. Monticello, NY.
Retired mason, 82
William Berger of Narrowsburg, a longtime resident of the area, died on Saturday, April 11, 2009 in Fort Pierce, Fla., with his loving family by his side. He was 83. The son of the late William and Veronica Graf Berger Sr., he was born April 1, 1926 in Brooklyn.
William was a retired mason. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a member of the Delaware Lodge #561 F&AM, and St. Tammany Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Callicoon, NY. He was a former member of the Tusten Planning Board and the Narrowsburg Fire Dept. In his retirement years, he was an avid painter and enjoyed boating.
Survivors include his wife, Mary S. Murphy; two daughters, JoAnn Berger of Port Jervis and Linda Shortall and her husband Brian, of Liberty; one son, William G. Berger, of Mt. Bethel, Pa.; six grandchildren, William Berger IV, Christopher Berger, Kimberly Berger-Schinski, Meghin Shortall, Matthew Shortall and Alaina Berger; one great-grandson, Benjamin Schinski; several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
William was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Weber Berger, and his brother, Jacob Berger.
Services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in Beaver Brook Cemetery, Narrowsburg.
Memorial donations may be made to the Narrowsburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764 or the Tusten Historical Society, P.O. Box 18, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.