James E. Young Sr.
Prop., Young’s Floor Scraping Svc., 78
James E. Young Sr., born April 30, 1931 in Beaufort, South Carolina, was deceased on Friday, November 6, 2009 in Liberty, New York. He was the fifteenth child born to the late Julius Young and Annie Glover Young. He came to Mount Vernon in 1950, and soon thereafter married Lula Saxon of Mt. Vernon. This union produced three children, Patricia Acheampong-Young of Monticello, NY, James E. Young Jr of Mt. Vernon, NY, and Valerie Young-Morrison of Monticello. He is survived by one sister, Daisy Daise of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren, Ebony, Erin, and Emanuel Acheampong, and Sheneil, Tiffany, and Jeremy Hackett; three great-grandchildren, Josiah Acheampong, Sheliah and Dasia Thomas; along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Young re-married in 1978 to Elnora Squire of Mamaroneck, NY. He was the founder and sole proprietor of Young’s Floor Scraping Service that serviced the entire Tri-state area for more than 50 years.
Funeral services are being handled by Camelot Funeral Home, 174 Stevens Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY. Viewing will be on Saturday, November 14, 2009. Funeral services immediately following at noon. Internment - Ferndale Crematory, Hartsdale, New York.
Max Fried, 99
Oct. 9, 1910-Nov. 8, 2009
Max Fried, philanthropist and pioneer of the motion picture industry, and former owner of the Rock Hill Drive-in Theater, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
He worked until two days before his passing. During his 82 year association with the film industry, he spent much of his life actively involved in charities, raising funds for Variety: The Children’s Charity, for which he has been recognized as their “Man of the Year,” Ronald McDonald House, Will Rogers Memorial Fund and the Motion Picture Pioneers. He was also recognized as their Hall of Fame Inductee.
He was a charter member and past president of the Cinema-TV-Radio Unit of B’nai Brith. He was also the reporter and editor of “Cinema Scoop,” the industry’s publication which he founded. He was known for his humor, storytelling, and his great love for his family.
A feminist before his time, over 30 years ago, he was a founder of WOMPI (Women of the Motion Picture Industry), an international organization dedicated to meeting the needs of women in the field. The Industry in the early days was run by men, now 65% are women. He created the Star of Tomorrow Awards for the industry and Dustin Hoffman was the first recipient.
During World War II he was very involved in selling war bonds and was chairman of the Red Cross Blood Bank for the film industry. He was featured on Amazing Seniors on Cable TV by Chip Conkrite. He has been recognized through the years for his many achievements and fundraising efforts.
He was the beloved husband of Selma Wallman, and Dora Lugerner, both deceased. He is loved by his children: Harry (Marilyn) Fried of Whitestone, NY, Ellen (Ralph) Cutler of Monticello, NY, Ronni (Frank) Meier of Panama, Jan (Marty) Krupnick of Marlboro, NJ, and Robert (Lisa) Friedman of Jamison, PA; sister, Ettie; 11 grandchildren: Sheri, David, Dori, Jennifer, Jason, Brian, Corinne, Michael, Adam, Josh, and Beth Ann; five great-grandchildren; many, many nieces and nephews.
Contributions can be made to Variety Children’s Charity, Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, or charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Funeral Chapel, Manalapan, NJ; 732-446-4242.
Merle R. Rising
Truck Driver, 60
Merle R. Rising of Liberty passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Newburgh, NY. He was 60 years of age.
The beloved son of Harry and Anionette Bound Rising, he was born in Liberty, NY on December 29, 1948. Merle was a truck driver for Miller Bros. in Willimantic, CT.
His survivors include his mother Anionette Rising of Liberty; his son, Randy Rising of Minnesota; his daughter, Tina Rising of Maryland; his stepdaughter, Jody Clutter; his twin sisters, Diane Jordan of Cortland and Donna Rising of Kentucky; two grandchildren, Christine and Ronald and his great-granddaughter Nevaeh.
He was predeceased by his father, Harry Rising and his brother, Brady Rising.
Memorial services will be held Friday, November 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty. The Rev. Carl Caskey will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. Liberty, NY.
Ret. Villa Roma Chambermaid, 90
Margaret Peake of Obernburg, NY, a retired Villa Roma chambermaid and a lifetime resident of the area, died Thursday, November 12, 2009. She was 90.
The daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine Kille Schick, she was born May 27, 1919 in Obernburg. She was the widow of Norman Gettel and Francis Peake.
She was a member of St. Francis’ Church and the Altar Rosary Society in Obernburg.
She is survived by two brothers, Albert Schick and his wife Evelyn of Obernburg, and Lawrence Schick and his wife Margaret of Bethel, NY; several nieces and nephews, and several cousins.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony Schick Jr. and Frank Schick; and by a sister, Anna Dirie.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon, NY.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 14 at St. Mary’s Church, Obernburg with Father Joseph Jeracek, OFM, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.