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Callicoon, New York
January 22, 2010 Issue
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Verlynn R. Hill
Ret. Math Teacher, 87

Verlynn R. Hill of Roscoe, NY, a retired high school math teacher and a 60-year area resident, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. He was 87.
The son of the late Arthur and Anna Lord Hill, he was born November 7, 1921 in East Jewett, NY.
Verlynn was a veteran of WWII, serving our country in the U.S. Army. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Hartwick College and a Master’s degree in School Administration from SUNY at Albany. He was a high school math teacher for the Roscoe Central School for 35 years. He was a member of the United Church of Roscoe, and the Roscoe Kiwanis Club, where he was the former club treasurer, serving in that role for over 40 years. He was a member and former treasurer of the Roscoe NY O&W Railway Association, and a former director of the Beech Mountain Boy Scout Camp for 12 years, from 1960 to 1972.
Survivors include one son, Robert Hill and his wife Mary Beth of Fulton, NY; one daughter, Darlene St. Amour and her husband Raymond of Scotia, NY; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy V. Kirk Hill, on January 8, 1999.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 24 at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Avenue, Roscoe.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at the United Church of Roscoe, Church Street, Roscoe, with the Rev. Richard Guice officiating.
Burial will be made at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Maplewood Cemetery, Hunter, NY.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Verlynn R. Hill Scholarship, c/o Roscoe Central School, Roscoe, NY 12776.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY. of 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200.

Audrey Salvato
Homemaker, 83

 Audrey Salvato of Long Eddy, a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother died on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at her residence in Queen Creek, Ariz. She was 83.
The daughter of the late Percy and Rose Reynolds, she was born May 23, 1925 in Stow Market, England. She resided in Sullivan County for over thirty years and recently relocated to Arizona to be with family.
She was the widow of Vincent Salvato, who died on April 28, 1995. She is survived by her family: Vincent, Paula, Margaret and Anthony; grandchildren, Nicholas and Sophia; step-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren. She also shared a special relationship with the Mulinelli and Seghposs families.
A family statement reads, “Mom was the foundation of our family with her unwavering strength and love. She touched every life she came in contact with and treasured each friendship. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and her grandchildren. Mom will be greatly missed and cherished forever.”
Cremation was made at Angels Cremation in Mesa, Ariz. A memorial service will take place in Long Eddy, NY, at a later date. 
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Upper Delaware Valley Ambulance Corps, Callicoon, NY.

Christopher J. Baumann

Chris Baumann passed away April 19, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
He was born October 6, 1976 in Monticello, NY, and was a Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Fla. resident for the past 10 years before leaving for Spain in 2008 to fullfill his dream of traveling the world. As a determined young man, his eyes had seen Ireland, Spain, Paris, and London.
He is survived by his mother, two brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, one niece, nephews, and countless friends from around the world.
In lieu of flowers, cards, and phone calls, the family asks to please help them bring Chris home by visiting his website, or e-mail and make a small donation.
Services will be held at a later date.

Betty R. Morstatt
Homemaker, 95

Betty R. Morstatt of Monticello, NY and Bethany Village Care Center in Bethany, Pa., died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. She was 95.
The daughter of Jacob and Esther Friedman Rutman, she was born May 30, 1913 in Southbridge, Mass.
Mrs. Morstatt was a homemaker, and a loving and devoted grandmother and friend. She was a member of Jewish Women International.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Jane Benson of North Branch, NY; her grandson, Robert Flint of Casselberry, Fla.; nine great-grandchildren: Charles Benson (Raffaela) of Gardiner, NY; James Benson (Melinda) Katonah, NY; Robert Benson of Syracuse, NY; Janel Benson of Hamilton, NY; Tim Benson (Amber) of Beach Lake, Pa.; Theresa Hall (Allen) of Tenn.; Christine Ser of Louisiana; Barbara Stubblefield (Richard) of Fla.; and Robert Flint (Angela) of Nev.; a nephew, David Rutman of Mich.; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2009 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Callicoon, NY.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Women International or to the American Red Cross.

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