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Margaret M. Bott
Retired Psychologist,77

Margaret M. Bott, PhD, 77, of Harrisburg, Pa., died Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Select Specialty Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa.
Dr. Bott was a retired psychologist for the Commonwealth of PA at the former Harrisburg State Hospital, where she developed animal assistance therapy for State institutions. She was a former teacher, professor and educator and a graduate of St. Joseph’s Mountain School, Forestburgh, NY, obtained her Bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, Magna Cum Laude, her Master’s of Science in Education at Hunter College, City of New York, and her Doctorate of Psychology from Michigan State University.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Harrisburg, where she served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of the Oblate of St. Benedict and the National and Pennsylvania Psychology Association.
Dr. Bott was the daughter of the late William F. Bott, Sr. and Kathryn R. Toomey Bott and is survived by one brother, William F. Bott, Jr. of Forestburgh, NY, and her beloved dog, Carolina Moon.
Viewing was held at the Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home, 23rd & Derry Sts., Harrisburg.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 2121 N. Third St., Harrisburg with the Rev. Tri M. Luong, her Pastor, as celebrant.
Burial was made in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Forestburgh, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PAWS, PO Box 855, Camp Hill, PA 17001.

Eva Marie Stanton Egusquiza, 58

Eva Marie Stanton Egusquiza, a bus driver for Rolling V Bus Company and lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday, June 6, 2009 at her home in Monticello. She was 58.
The daughter of the late Irving Stanton and Marie Whipple Houston, she was born October 20, 1950 in Liberty.
Eva was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Loch Sheldrake and the Monticello Elk’s Lodge #1544.
She is survived by her husband, Leo R. Egusquiza of Monticello; two daughters, Elisa Williams of Monticello and Marie Armstrong and her husband Michael of Greenwich, Conn.; six grandchildren, Anthony, Kimberly, Kayla, Ethan, Brianna and Nicolette; three brothers, Preston Stanton, Chester Stanton and Vincent Stanton; four sisters, Elaine Seinze, Angel Stewart, Valerie Stanton and Belinda Houston; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Gizmo.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Leo Egusquiza; two brothers, Irving and Leo Stanton; and two sisters, Evelyn Forshay and Inda Sherman.
A funeral service was held Tuesday evening at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church or the Monticello Elk’s Lodge.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit

James H. Holmes
Retired Maint. Worker, 62

James H. Holmes, a longtime area resident, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2009 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, Middletown, NY. He was 62.
The son of the late Roderick and Gertrude Embreckson Holmes, he was born on August 11, 1946 in Hackensack, NJ.
James was a retired a maintenance worker at Crystal Run Village in Monticello.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph Bonilla of New Windsor, NY and Robert Bonilla of Colorado; a daughter, Rena Bonilla of White Lake, NY; two sisters, Dottie Brown of Milo, Maine and Janet Haiss of Woodbourne, NY; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Mariotti Holmes; his brother, William Holmes and a daughter, Veronica Jean Holmes.
Funeral services were private and held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. Kauneonga Lake, NY.

Lester G. Price
Retired Equip. Operator, 81

Lester G. Price, a retired equipment operator for the Town of Thompson, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at his home in Monticello surrounded by his family. He was 81.
The son of the late Lester Price and Florence VanKeuren Price, he was born March 11, 1928 in Monticello.
Les was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of the NRA and Squirrel’s Den Hunting Camp.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ella Messenger Price, at home; two sons, Vince Price and his wife Glenna of Monticello, and Russell Price of Clinton Township, Mich.; two daughters, Karen Titus of Monticello, and Kandi Hoyt and her husband Michael of Rock Hill; ten grandchildren, Jim (Nancy), Cathy (Tim), LeeAnn (Chris), Crystal, Chris, Craig, Casey, Alyssa, Brittany, and MichaeleAnn; six great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Courtney, Timmy, Devyn, Aydan, and Dylan; three brothers, Robert, Raymond, and Donald Price; four sisters, Violet “Toot” Calhoun, Shirley Calhoun, Carol Surerus and Marilyn Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Arnold “Scoop” Price and Richard “Tom” Price; and a son-in-law, Wally Titus.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 14 at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 15 at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Burial will follow in the Messenger Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Hill Church of the Nazarene, Katrina Falls Road, Rock Hill, NY 12775; Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550; or to the American Cancer Society, 419 East Main St., Suite 307B, Middletown, NY 10940.
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