Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
January 22, 2010 Issue
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Hazel Bernhardt
Homemaker, 88

Hazel Bernhardt, a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Cochecton, NY, died October 13, 2009 at home. She was 88.
The daughter of Charles and Johanna Broman Hubbert, she was born October 6, 1921 in Callicoon, NY. She was married to George Lester Bernhardt.
She was a member of the Kenoza Lake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, at home; three daughters, Elizabeth Huebsch of Liberty, NY, Martha Huebsch of Cochecton, and Judy Zurawski of Liberty, NY; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley VanOrden.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2009 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Kenoza Lake Cemetery, Kenoza Lake, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Kenoza Lake Fire Department.

Harold V. Sears
Ret. Sales Manager, 85

Harold V. Sears, 85, Honesdale, Pa., died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Dunmore Nursing Home after an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Elizabeth Lambe.
Born in Manhattan, NY, the son of the late Harold E. and Mary McAleer Sears, he was a WWII veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. For over ten years, he volunteered as train conductor and narrator on the Stourbridge Line train. He was also a member of the American Legion, Honesdale Post. Harold was a Honesdale resident for over ten years, and had worked for the F&M Schaefer Brewing Company as a branch sales manager for 28 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Honesdale.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary M. Psarudakis and her husband Emanuel of Cochecton, NY; a son, William A. Sears, of Kingston, NY; two grandchildren, Denise and Bob; and two great grandchildren, Michael and Mary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2009 at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Honesdale. Interment will be in National Cemetery at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville.
Memorial contributions  may be made to the Honesdale Fire Department, 1205 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.

Charlie Zee
Ret. Grossinger’s Employee, 90

Charlie Zee, formerly of Liberty, NY and a resident of Albany for 25 years, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.
He was born in China on September 18, 1919, leaving home at age 17 to work as a merchant marine. Charlie served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1949 in air transport, and was stationed in Norfolk before serving overseas in Guam and Shanghai. After the Navy, he settled in New York City. He moved to Liberty to work full-time for Grossinger’s Hotel where he worked for 25 years before retiring. He was a member of the Clarence V. Hoyt VFW Post 9217 and the Hotel, Restaurant and Bartenders Union Local 76. Charlie received his high school diploma from Shaker High School in Colonie in May, 2001, as part of the State of New York’s recognition of our WWII veterans.
Charlie is survived by his four children: Richard (Haley) of San Diego, Donald (Patricia) of Albany, Florence (Robert) Sena of Orlando, and Teddy of Los Angeles, and two granddaughters, Katherine and Mia of Los Angeles. He is also survived by his two sisters, Hai Ying Lee and Sue Ying Yang, both of Queens, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Chu Yue.
Calling hours will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be held privately on Saturday in Paramus, NJ. To leave a message of condolence for the family, view or print a memorial card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.comn January 10, 2005. They had been married for 42 years.
She was born January 16, 1923 in Honesdale, PA to the late Grant S. and Clara Alberta Pethick Collins.
She was a devoted member of the United Methodist Church of Narrowsburg, NY. She loved her church and was a big part of the community. She was an avid and talented quilter, sewer and needle-pointer. She was proud of growing up on a farm in Honesdale, PA. She will greatly be missed.
Surviving are his two sons, Thomas V. LeStrange and his wife Bonnie, and David Stuart and his wife Trish of Bethany, PA; a step-daughter, Susan Ferrerio and her husband Joseph of Uniondale, PA; one brother, Arthur Collins of Vestal, NY; two sisters, Margery Freiermuth of Honesdale, PA, and Alice Rivenburg of Honesdale, PA;  five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St, Narrowsburg on Monday, October 12. Burial was made in Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 776, Callicoon, NY 12723 or the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Rd., Honesdale PA, 18431.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. 845-252-3901.

Artie “Tugboat” Schum
Ret. NYC Tugboat Capt., 81

Arthur E. Schum, also known as Artie “Tugboat” Schum, a longtime resident of Hankins, NY, and a retired New York City tugboat captain, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 81.
The son of the late Arthur and Marion Pope Schum, he was born July 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Bonnie Butler Schum.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, at home; his children, Tara Haberli, Regina Coulter and her husband Eric, Raymond Schum, Nancy Lekanides, Michael Schum and Patrick Schum. He was predeceased by a daughter, Christine Schum.
There will be no visitation.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hankins Fire Department, Hankins, NY 12741 or to the Sullivan County SPCA, PO Box 995, Rock Hill, NY 12775.
Arrangements are by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Callicoon, NY.

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