Patrick E. Kane, 67, beloved husband and best friend of Carol A. Kane, of Weston, CT and Sanibel, FL, passed away peacefully in the company of his family in their Weston home on Monday, April 27, 2009. In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by daughter Emily and partner Tim of Chicago, IL; three brothers, Anthony (and wife Nancy) of Forestburgh, NY; Richard (and wife Judy) of Nashville, TN; Kieran of Nashville, TN; nieces and nephews Mathew, Timothy, Lucas, Tracy, Lucy, Lily, Thomas, Terrence and grand nephew Eli; dog Peter and countless dear friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth (Betty) and Thomas Kane. Born March 30, 1942 in New York City, Pat began a lifetime of wonderful achievements and service to his numerous communities and country. During his youth, Pat was an Order of the Arrow Boy Scout member. After graduating Iona College in 1963, he served in the Navy during the Vietnam War on the Destroyer Escort USS Parle out of the Great Lakes Naval Station and Newport, RI. He was wed to Carol A. Kane on December 10th, 1966 in New Rochelle, NY. During his career, Pat was a well known and loved member of the NYC and Chicago, IL advertising communities and was employed by several companies, beginning his career in 1967 with Young & Rubicam in NYC and subsequently spending years with General Foods, White Plains, NY; Beatrice Foods, Chicago, IL; MediaTech, New York City, NY; and CRN International in Hamden, CT. He was a member of both the ANA and AAF throughout his career and a role model and mentor to young people and peers alike.
Pat was a passionate and extraordinarily gifted competitive triathlete, runner and cyclist. A lifelong musician, he inspired and delighted friends, family and his communities with his guitar and harmonica talent.
Pat will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him, whose lives he quietly but significantly touched. His contribution to others’ lives is immeasurable. To have only met him is to understand how incredibly special he was: a gentleman and a gentle man.
A single celebration of Pat’s life will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 11 a.m. on, at his family home at 7 Pinefield Lane, Weston, CT. All are welcome to this casual gathering to remember and love him.
Should you wish, donations may be directed to the Lance Armstrong LiveStrong Foundation in Pat’s name: www.live strong.org
Frank J. Buvis, Jr.
Frank J. Buvis of Cooks Falls, NY, retired foreman for Local #17 and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at his home. He was 74.
The son of the late Frank, Sr. and Mary Balchunas Buvis, he was born December 13, 1934 in Queens, NY.
Frank was a communicant of the Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Church in Roscoe, and a graduate of the Roscoe Central School Class of 1953, where he received numerous National Industrial Arts awards for his woodworking and furniture making skills. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and NY sports fan.
In a family statement it was said, “He was a devoted husband and loving father.”
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Barbara A. Zanetti Buvis, at home; two daughters, Amanda Marallo and her husband Charles of White Plains, NY and Corinne Laing and her husband Lidon of Middletown, NY; one son, Daryl Buvis of Nanuet, NY; four brothers, George Buvis, Sr. and his wife Daisy of NC, John Buvis and his wife Diane of West Nyack, NY, Peter Buvis of Queens, NY, and Charlie Buvis and his wife Pat of Franklin, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 1 at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the Gate of Heaven R.C. Church, Highland Ave., Roscoe with Msgr. William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in Cooks Falls Cemetery, Cooks Falls, NY.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Roscoe Health Clinic, Old Rt. 17, Roscoe, NY 12776.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY. www.Harris-FH.com or 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200.
Virginia L. Dudley, 84
Virginia Dudley, also known as Jean, who was a lifelong resident of Callicoon and Youngsville, died on April 18, 2009 in Orlando, FL. She was 84.
The daughter of Nina Smith White and Charles White, Jean was born in Cleveland, OH. She later moved to Tyler Hill, PA until she married her late husband, George Dudley, Jr.
A family statement reads: “Our mom was a very loving and nurturing mother who dearly loved every one of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She always kept a careful watch over them all, though it might have been a quiet watch, she always somehow managed to know what was happening, and deeply cared about everyone. She leaves her family behind with many wonderful memories and moments that can never be forgotten.”
Jean was retired from Sullivan County Department of Social Services where she worked in Public Assistance. After her retirement, Jean became a member of the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens. Jean also served in World War II stateside as a nursing assistant in the medical corps. She was extremely proud to be a veteran, as was her late husband, George. They were both past life members of the H. Russell Kenyon VFW #5808 and Jean was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law: Patricia Agrillo, Lynne Klimchok and husband, Edward, Heidi Ortiz and husband, Tony; nine grandchildren: Lisa Emerson, Kristin Peck, Kimberly Peck, Marc Klimchok, Tony Ortiz, Jr., Shannon Ortiz, Tiffany Gomez, Eric Ortiz, and Lindsey Ortiz; 12 great-grandchildren: Tiffany Knox, Paige Suarez, Michael Agrillo, Jr., Connor Ernst, Nathaniel Peck, Sydny Klimchok, Max Klimchok, Lara Klimchok, Marisol Ortiz, Jovante Gomez, Patrick Petrases and Peyton Petrases; two great-great grandchildren: Hayden Michael Knox and Lucas Robert Knox. She was predeceased by her husband, George Dudley, Jr.; her sister, Margorie Bishop; her grandson, Michael Agrillo, Sr., and her son-in-law, Robert Agrillo. She is also survived by her brother-in-law and wife, Drs. Roger Dudley and Margaret Dudley, also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the staff, nurses and doctors at the Life Care Center in Orlando, FL for all their wonderful care they gave her while she was a patient there for the past five months.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY.
Burial with Military Honors will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Liberty, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to H. Russell Kenyon Post 5808 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Callicoon, NY 12723 or the American Heart Association.
Gail A. Bose, 69
Gail A. Bose of Westerlo, NY, (formerly of Jeffersonville), died suddenly on January 15, 2009 while camping in Florida.
She was born on February 7, 1940 in White Sulphur Springs to Richard and Hilda Husch Poley.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Steven Bose. She was the loving and proud mother of Gaye (Willie) McCafferty of Westerlo, NY.
Gail worked as a cashier at the A&P and Eddie’s Market. She also worked at the Villa Roma for several years. In addition, she was a great support to Steven with Stewart Funeral Service. Gail was an active volunteer with the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad for 20 years. She was a communicant of St. George’s Roman Catholic Church in Jeffersonville.
She is also survived by four siblings: Helen Schwartz of New Market, Virginia; Richard (Connie) Poley of Cody, Wyoming; Nancy Borden of Liberty, NY; and Mark (Patti) Poley of Sevierville, Tennessee, and many nieces and nephews.
Her kind and generous spirit will be remembered by all those with whom she interacted.
A celebration of Gail’s life will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 5068 Rt. 52, Jeffersonville, NY, with Father Ignatius Vu officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gail’s name to the town of Westerlo Volunteer Fire Police, Westerlo, NY 12193; Westerlo Rescue Squad, 571 State Route 401, Westerlo, NY 12193; or to the charity of one’s choice.
Wendy Sue Adolph
K-W Outside Maint. Owner, 42
Wendy Sue Simmons Adolph of Livingston Manor, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was 42.
The daughter of Ernest W. and Virginia L. Simpson Simmons, she was born on November 25, 1966 in Liberty, New York.
Wendy was a member of the Livingston Manor Lions Club, the Order of the Eastern Star Sullivan Chapter 298 and the Hoos Truck Ladies Auxillary. She was the co-owner and worked side by side with her husband as the secretary and administrator of K-W Outside Maintenance in Livingston Manor, New York.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Kurt at home; her beloved mother, Virginia of Livingston Manor; two brothers, Ernest Gene Simmons and his wife, Bonnie of Wyoming; David Brian Simmons and his wife Kathy of Arizona; one sister, Sharon Appenauer and her husband, Rudy; two nieces, Carrie and her husband, Chris; and Courtney; five nephews, Gene; Mike and his fiance, Renee; Gary, Andy; and Anthony; two great nieces, Kylae and Emma; one sister-in-law, Rose Adolph; and two brothers-in-law, Herb and Gene Adolph.
She was predeceased by her father, Ernest W. Simmons.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 2 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 3 including services by the Order of Eastern Star Sullivan Chapter 298 and the Livingston Manor Lions Club at the funeral home. James Buck will officiate.
Memorial Contributions in Wendy’s name may be made to the Livingston Manor Lions Club, PO Box 151, Livingston Manor, NY 12758; the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corp., PO Box 1, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 or the Order of Eastern Star Sullivan Chapter 298, C/O Diane Will, 27 Johnston Road, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.
Arrangements are under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, www.colonial bryantfuneralhome.com; 845-439-4333.
Retired Nurse, 79
Aviva Gordin of Liberty, a retired nurse and longtime resident of the area, died Wednesday night, April 29, 2009 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris from medical complications. She was 79.
Born May 13, 1929 in Poland and raised in Israel, Mrs. Gordin came to America in 1959. She was the widow of Jonah Gordin, who predeceased her in September 1984.
She will be dearly missed.
She leaves her son, David L. Gordin of Liberty; and a niece, Ela Weiss of Fairlawn, NJ.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 12 noon at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue, 39 Chestnut Street in Liberty.
Burial will follow at the Congregation Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions can be made to Congregation Ahavath Israel in Liberty.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit www.josephngarlickfuneral home.com