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Jeannette E. Capriano
Professional Artist, 79

Jeannette E. Capriano entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 20, 2009, suddenly at her home in Glen Wild. She was 79.
The daughter of the late John Harmady and Elizabeth Blasko Harmady, she was born August 22, 1930 in Manhattan.
She was educated in the City of New York and continued her education at the Art Students’ League of NY for six years on scholarships, focusing on mural painting and composition. She went on to eventually teach at that same school.
A professional artist throughout her adult life with her main focus being on painting, specifically murals for both local Fire Departments and more especially for The Fire Dept of the City of New York.  Her artworks grace the firehouses of NY City, many hanging in the revered Training Center on Randall’s Island. Specific to these works are “Engine Company 81 FD NY” in the FD NY Museum and Bicentennial Door design 15 feet by 12 feet at Engine Company 23. There are a variety of her works throughout fire houses in New York City. Jeannette donated the reproduction rights to her painting “Reverence for Life,” as well as several others, to the NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. These reproductions are currently distributed internationally. In addition, her works hang in the National Art Museum of Sports in Indianapolis, Indiana, many private collections and galleries, including the Red Eft Gallery in Wurtsboro NY.  
She was a member of the Catskill Art Society, the National Society of Mural Painters, National Arts Club, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and The Art Students League, where she was a life member.
She was a recipient of many awards, special honors and juried exhibitions throughout the US. Most recently she was bestowed with the De Witt Clinton Masonic Award, the highest honor to be given to a non-Mason.  She was proud to be an honorary member of the Hurleyville NY Fire Department.
In her later years, Jeannette, turned her attention to quilting where she received various awards both locally and nationally.  Her quilt, “For the Love of Mike”, graced the 2005, Hawaiian calendar.  She was a member of the American Quilters’ Society, the Calico Geese, and was recently inducted into the Quilters’ Hall of Fame.
Her full life was complemented by her family and friends, among them her gatherings with the members of The Purple Geese Redhatters, whose proud distinction was to wear their red hats and celebrate their ages. 
Mom lived a full and happy life.  She was always busy helping and volunteering at her Church,  and taking care of her family and friends.  She was always there when you needed her.  She will be missed by all.
She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years: Michael Patrick Capriano of the Bronx; two children: Jan M. Bennett & her husband Donald of Smallwood and Michael John Capriano & his wife Barbara of Huntington Beach, CA; her brother: Robert Harmady of Queens; and her granddaughter, her “Sunshine”: Lindsay Kesten of Glenville.
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, September 24 at 10:00am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Broadway and Liberty Street in Monticello with Fr. Timothy Wiggins officiating. Burial was held at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
Memorial contributions can be made to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY  10475.
Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello.  For additional information please visit http://www.kennyfuneral

Carl F. Roberts, 56

Carl F. Roberts of Cheyenne, Wyoming died suddenly at home on Sunday, September 20, 2009.
Carl was born in Liberty, NY, on March 2, 1953. He was the son of Esick and Myrtle Roberts, of Cooks Falls, NY, who predeceased him.
Carl grew up in Cooks Falls, NY, and attended school in Roscoe, NY. After school, Carl joined the United States Marine Corps. After serving our country, Carl moved out West and pursued an extensive career working in the oilfields. Carl was working for Dickson Transport of Cheyenne, Wy. at the time of his death.
Carl is survived by his soul-mate and best friend, Cheryl Rosenberg of Cheyenne, Wy.; his brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Joanie Roberts of East Branch, NY; a niece, Kari Roberts of Fredericksburg, Va.; a nephew, Kevin C. Roberts Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Carlisle, Pa.; a niece, Bette-Lou Mead, and nephews, Jim Trago and Rob Trago, all of Cadosia, NY; a brother, David Roberts, of Culpeper, Va.; and a sister, Audrey Trago of Cadosia, NY.
Carl loved his dogs, and memorial donations in his name may be made to a Humane Society or an ASPCA of your choice.
A private memorial will be held in the Spring in The Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.

Memorial Service for Nora M. Swope

A memorial service for Nora M. Swope of Jeffersonville, NY, formerly of Callicoon, will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the Jeffersonville Methodist Church, Maple Avenue, Jeffersonville, at 5 p.m. Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 887-4900.

Frederick D. Bury Jr.
April 7, 1950-Sept. 18, 2009

Frederick D. Bury of Jeffersonville, NY, passed away Friday, September 18, 2009 at his home after a long illness.
Fred was born April 7, 1950 in Liberty, NY, the son of the late Frederick D. Bury and Frieda Hupke Bury of Jeffersonville.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Georgianne Bury; his daughter, Jessica Bury of Connecticut; and his son, Daniel Bury of San Diego, California.
He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Bury Tampasis and her husband, Constantine, and their sons, Frederick and Nicholas, of Windsor, Vermont. His sister, Judy VanKeuren and her husband, Elbert, and their three daughters, Victoria VanKeuren Skezas and her husband, Dr. Jacob Skezas, of Trumansburg, NY, Kimberly VanKeuren Bjorn and her husband, Erik Bjorn, of Gig Harbor, Washington, and Allyson VanKeuren Seibert and her husband, Matthew Seibert, of Kirkville, NY.
Fred’s motto for life was “one day at a time.” He was a recognized and accomplished builder. Fred eventually went out on his own and established Bury Builders, Inc. He also owned and operated a woodworking shop. He became well known for his quality of work, many of his products can be found in homes all across the country.
Fred was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, where he was baptized, attended Sunday School, was confirmed, and, until his death, was a deacon. His enthusiasm for communicating on the Internet pushed him to establish the church’s first website. He loved to help those less fortunate and as a deacon helped set up the monthly food pantry giveaway.
The funeral service celebrating Fred’s life will be held on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville with the Rev. Lee Andrews officiating.
In addition, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 12 noon with a luncheon to follow.
Interment of Fred’s cremains will be made, at the convenience of the family, in the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery on Likel Road in Jeffersonville.
Fred will be greatly missed by his family, his church family and his community. He had a generous nature and a unique sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Deacons Fund at the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.
Arrangements by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY.

Carl B. Brown
Mason, 57

Carl B. Brown of Damascus, Pa., a mason and lifelong local resident, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. He was 57.
The son of the late H. Russell and Jennie L. Figger Brown, he was born December 21, 1951, in Susquehanna, Pa.
A member of Honesdale’s St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carl was active with Delaware River Rescue, and was also a certified snow board instructor and kayak safety instructor.
Carl was a man of many hats and myriad gifts: loving husband, father and grandfather, teacher, vintner, avid outdoorsman. His skilled craftmanship, from the kitchen to the lathe, was evident and inspiring to all who knew him. Ever-generous with his time and talent, he stirred family and friends with his spirit, and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of 14 years, Frances GarvinBrown; seven children, Amy Louise Roberts of Honesdale, Pa.; Matthew Henry Brown of Florida, Helena Grace Kresge of Honesdale, Pa., Francie Faun Brinkerhoff and her husband Roger of Milanville, Pa., Lad Bruce Gilchrist of California; Brooke Noel Mora and her husband Edwin of Chesapeake, Va., and David Lee Boyce and his wife, Desiree, of Damascus, Ca.; ten grandchildren: Jillian, Ivy, Annabelle, Danielle, Erin, Paige, Rhett, Sergio, Lorenzo and Emily; three brothers, John Brown of Newark Valley, NY, Dick Brown of Cold Springs, NY, and Donald Brown of Waymart, Pa.; four sisters: Rose Branning of Beach Lake, Pa., Lura Schwebke of Catskill, NY, Sara Baldwin of Daytona, Fla., and Rowena Lewis of Scranton, Pa.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carl was predeceased by his brother, Lawrence Brown, and his sister, Marie Boots.
Friends are invited to celebrate Carl’s life on Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY; a memorial service will begin at 4 p.m.

Clarice M. Herrmann, R.N.
Retired nurse, 82

Clarice M. Herrmann, RN of Grahamsville, NY, a retired registered nurse and a 60-year resident, died Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Liberty, NY. She was 82.
The daughter of the late John and Katherine Elflein, she was born January 1, 1927 in Queens, NY.
Clarice earned her registered nurse certificate at the Brooklyn School of Nursing and served as a member of the Civil Defense Program until the end of WWII. She continued with the visiting nurse services and participated in the Nurse's Health Study Program since its inception. After marrying, she joined the Cornell Corporative Extension where she taught several programs. She served as a 4-H leader in the Town of Fremont. She was a member of the Grahamsville United Methodist Church where she initiated the Sunday school program and administered it for over 30 years. She was a lay leader in the church.
The family wishes to express their special appreciation for the years of loving care provided by the dedicated employees at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center.
Survivors include three daughters: Kathryn Herrmann and her companion, Warren Tierney of Neversink, Patricia Herrmann of Miami Beach, FL and Marcia Fink and her husband, John of Callicoon; one brother, John Elflein of Texas; one son-in-law, Larry Mann of West Hurley, NY; and one grandson, Joseph Mann.
Clarice was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph "Rudy" Herrmann on August 26, 2004; one daughter, Diane Mann; two sisters, Elenora Northrup and Octavia "Buddy" Sipple; and one brother, George Elflein.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 27, from 4-7 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty.
Funeral services will be Sunday, September 27, at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Allan Wachter will officiate.
Committal service and burial will be Friday, October 2, at 11 a.m. in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4027 and the Grahamsville United Methodist Church, 356 State Rt. 55, Grahamsville, NY 12740.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home; 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 or

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