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Callicoon, New York
January 22, 2010 Issue
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Katherine Hussey
Ret. U.S. Postal Svc. Emp., 85

Katherine T. “Kay” Hussey, a lifelong resident of Hurleyville, NY, entered into rest on Friday, June 5, 2009 at home with her loving family by her side, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was 85.
The daughter of the late William and Mary Bertholf Toohey, she was born on November 26, 1923 in Hurleyville, NY.
Kay served in the U.S. Navy WAVES during World War II and was a recipient of the American Theater and Victory Medals. She was 25-year employee of the U.S. Postal Service, working at both Kiamesha Lake and Hurleyville post offices, retiring in 1986.
She was a parishioner of St. Peter’s Church in NY and St. Anthony the Abbott Mission in Florida.
She is survived by her companion of 26-years, Stephen “Tippy” Pasterchik, of Monticello, NY; her former husband, Arthur J. Hussey of Mountaindale, NY; and their children: a daughter, Kathleen Smith and her husband Jerry of Manassas, Va.; two sons, William A. Hussey of Monticello and Arthur J. Hussey Jr. and his wife Tracey of Liberty; six grandchildren: Terry Venuti, Christine Boddie, Brian Smith, William A. Hussey II, Kayli Hussey, and Jessica Hussey; three great-grandchildren, Brendan Boddie, Salvatore and Gianna Venuti; a sister, Mary Crowell of Vestal, NY; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Michael J. Hussey; four brothers, Richard, William, Lawrence, and George Toohey; and a sister, Margaret Hartman.
Funeral services will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in Hurleyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550 or to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Orange & Sullivan counties, all of Kay’s doctors and nurses who cared for her during her illness and the many family members and friends who prayed for and supported her during her battle with cancer.
Arrangements by Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc; 845-292-7160.

Clifford L. Krantz
Ret. Teacher at SC BOCES, 91

Clifford L. Krantz, a retired teacher for Sullivan County BOCES in Liberty, NY, and a lifetime resident of the area, died Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. He was 91.
The son of John B. and Hilda Schuler Krantz, he was born January 4, 1918 in the Town of Delaware.
Mr. Krantz was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Jeffersonville, serving as superintendent of the church’s Sunday School for many years. He was a member of the Delaware Lodge #561 F&A Masons in Callicoon, and the Emmett Turner Post #276 American Legion; a 60-year member of the Jeffersonville Fire Dept.; and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Hubert Krantz, at home; his children, Paul Krantz and his wife Debbie of Glen Allen, Va., William Krantz and his wife Linda of Cochecton, Karen Jay and her husband Tom, and Diane Grund and her husband Ed, both of Cochecton Center; one brother, Donald Krantz of the Beechwoods; one sister-in-law, Muriel Krantz of the Beechwoods; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Everett Krantz, and a sister, Hazel Schuler.
Firematic services followed by Masonic rites were held Monday evening, June 8, at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Kit Robison officiating. Burial will be made in the Lutheran Cemetery, Jeffersonville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church of Jeffersonville or to the Jeffersonville Fire Department.

Edward J. Schiavello
Ret. ITT Tech./Engr., 82

Edward J. Schiavello of Callicoon, NY, a retired technician and engineer for ITT in Nutley, NJ, died Thursday, June 4, 2009 in Liberty. He was 82.
The son of the late Leo and Leah Panarello Schiavello, he was born in New York City on March 24, 1927.
Mr. Schiavello was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by three sisters, Elizabeth Schiavello of Callicoon, Virginia Pawlak of Callicoon, and Rita Loiacono of Mt. Kisco; two brothers, Leo Schiavello of the state of Florida and Joseph Schiavello of California; nieces, nephews; and grandnieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was held Monday, June 8 at Holy Cross Church, Callicoon, with Fr. Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating.
Burial was made in the Callicoon Cemetery, Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o of NYS Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160.

Robert L. Wasserman
Pres., Technical Ins. Svcs., 63

Robert L. Wasserman of Milanville, Pa., a lifelong resident of the area and president of Technical Insurance Services in Jeffersonville, NY, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2009 at home with his family by his side. He was 63.
The son of the late Harry and Adelle Beck Wasserman, he was born March 13, 1946 in Monticello, NY.
A family statement reads: “Bob was a loving husband, stepfather, brother and uncle. He was a very active environmentalist and he worked with a number of local organizations in their efforts to preserve the River Valley. He was also a great musician, playing both the piano and the clarinet, and an enthusiastic patron of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. His appreciation for American antique clocks and fine arts was a source of immeasurable pleasure. Bob possessed a wealth of knowledge, especially of the local area and its history. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and community, but especially by his wife of 22 years, Joanne Sciarra Wasserman.”
Survivors include his wife, Joanne, at home; one stepson, Justin Scarimbolo and his wife Radhika Bapat of Pune, India; three brothers: Steve Wasserman and his wife Babette of the Bronx, Tom Wasserman and his wife Janice of Bethel, and Dan Wasserman of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call Tuesday, June 9 at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, NY, for visitation from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service. Burial will follow in Milanville Cemetery, Milanville, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Sierra Club Foundation, 85 Second St., Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94105; or National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Arrangements by Rasmussen Funeral Home; 845-252-3901.

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