January 18, 2008
Alton R. Reeves
Alton R. Reeves of Liberty passed into the light a day prior to his birthday at his home. His son and daughter-in-law were by his side. He was 78.
The son of the late Russell and Mildred McCumber Reeves, he was born on January 12, 1929 in Riverhead. He served in the U.S. Army.
He was an expert marksman and worked as an outfitter on transport ships. He was requested to become an officer but chose to go home to his fiancé and start a life together.
Alton learned his trade as a master finish carpenter from his father and his grandfather who was a ship's carpenter. He was a member of the Carpenter's Union in Eastern Long Island. Alton gave his two children a wonderful childhood in Deer Park, LI, with his wife, Diana.
He then built a home in Liberty, and moved his family, caring for them in the best way. He also ran a successful antique store for over 35 years. He was a superior craftsman with a sharp intellectual mind and a great sense of humor. Alton helped build his son's home and helped renovate his son's place of business and his daughter's home.
He is survived by his proud and loving son, Russell and daughter-in-law, Denise Reeves of Liberty; two grandsons, Branden and Hunter Reeves; his first wife, Diana Victor; his close and special friend, Barbara Ferrantello, all of whom loved him and will miss him greatly.
He is also survived by his loving daughter, Robin Masnick of West Virginia; and three grandsons, George, Jack, and Andrew Nichols.
He was predeceased by his second wife Grace.
Funeral services were held on January 17 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Liberty with Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating.
Cremation will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc., Liberty.
Henrietta Fallar, 64
Henrietta Fallar, 64, a longtime area resident of the Narrowsburg and Lake Huntington area, and most recently of Memphis, Tennessee, a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died on January 14, 2008. She was 64.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Wilson, Charles Wilson, and Michael Wilson; and one daughter, Lynda Barrowclough. She is also survived by two sisters, Annetta Wilson, Diana DeNoyelles and one brother, Skip Hinkley, as well as thirteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
A family statement reads “She was dearly loved in life, and will be continuously loved in death. Her love will always be the center of our world, and the guidance in our everyday lives.”
Services were held with the family in Tennessee.
Cards of condolence can be sent to Lynda Barrowclough and Family, at 5963 Anchuca Cove, Millington, Tennessee 38053.
Zoira Fritz of Hurleyville, a homemaker and 60-year area resident, passed away on Monday January 14, 2008 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. She was 73.
The daughter of the late Luigi and Grazia Fassetta (Bucco), she was born on March 17, 1934 in Barcis, Italy.
She is survived by her loving husband, Luciano Fritz at home; a son, John Fritz and wife, Patricia of Hampton, Va.; a daughter, Luisa Fritz-Bolinsky and husband, Mitchell of Newtown, Conn.; a brother, Olinto Fassetta and wife, Molly of Hurleyville; three sisters, Giovanina Tinor of Luxembourg, Gulgliemina Colman of Barcis, Italy and Felicina Casagrande and husband, Renzo of Vittorio Veneto, Italy; three grandchildren, Rachel and Matthew Bolinsky of Newtown, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Friday January 18, 2008 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St. Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home following visiting hours at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Ivan Csete will officiate.
Cremation will follow at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. Liberty.