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March 7, 2008

Madeleine M. Jay
Ret. Stenographer, 81

Madeleine M. Jay of Cochecton Center, a retired stenographer for N.Y. State Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and a longtime resident of the area died Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, Pa. She was 81.
The daughter of the late Carroll and Marie Schafer Heinle, she was born July 4, 1926 in West New York, N.J. She was the widow of Clarence Jay who passed away on October 23, 2007. They were married for 60 years.
Madeleine was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Business School, Manhattan. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, Lake Huntington. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters.
Survivors include her two sons, Thomas C. Jay and his wife, Karen of Cochecton Center, Richard Jay and his wife, Sandi of Cochecton Center; a daughter Linda Pomes and her husband, Richard also of Cochecton Center; seven grandchildren, Todd Jay, Roy Jay, Kimberly Jay, Tammy Haass and her husband, Carl, Melanie Jay, Matthew and Michael Pomes; and four great-grandchildren, Carl Haass Jr., Katelyn Haass, Briana Haass and Brandon Haass.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, Lake Huntington.
Christian burial will follow at Cochecton Center (Laurel) Cemetery, Cochecton Center. Father William Scully O.F.M. will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 151 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY 12764, Cochecton Center (Laurel) Cemetery, Cochecton Center, NY 12727 or the Cochecton Center Community Center, Cochecton Center, NY 12727.
Funeral arrangements are un-der the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.

Ruth G. Scribner
Homemaker, 89

On March 3, 2008 God came to get one of his children, Ruth G. Scribner of Owego, formerly of Clifton, N.J. She was 89.
She was born in Paterson, N.J. on January 11, 1919, the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Tompson. She was the sister to the late Charles A. Tompson Jr., and was the widow of Harold E. Scribner whom she was married to for over 60 years.
Ruth spent her life caring and loving her family and friends. She always had a kind word for everyone. She loved cooking, watching her “shows” Johnny Carson and The Price is Right with Bob Barker. Let’s not forget her “stories” All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. Her joy playing the piano singing her hymns made our hearts glow. She loved her dolls, which she always displayed. Her love for flowers and animals we will all miss.
She was a loving mother of three sons, Phillip of Afton, Ronald of Owego and the late Harold S. Scribner Jr; her loving niece and nephew, Shirley and Joseph Vanburen of Haledon, N.J.; loving daughter-in-law, Carolie Scribner of Wurtsboro; three loving grandchildren, Cheryl Mulhern and husband, Patrick of Monticello, Kristin Jacobs and husband, Albert of Ellenville and William Scribner and wife, sandra of Binghamton. She was also a proud, loving great grandma of sixteen great-grandchildren.
She will be going back home on Friday, March 7 to Clifton, N.J. Services will be held at St. Brendan’s RC Church in Clifton, N.J. at 10:30 a.m. before she joins her husband once again at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa, N.J.
We will take one last walk with Ruth down Gordon Street in Clifton, N.J. which was her home for 28 years.
Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro and Monticello.

Helen Ann Ross
Security Guard, 77

Helen Ann Ross of Equinunk, Pa. formerly of Milton, N.J. died on March 2, 2008 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, Pa. She was 77.
Mrs. Ross was born in Brooklyn and lived in Milton many years before moving to Equinunk in 1976.
Helen worked for NY Bell Telephone in Brooklyn as a repair clerk and worked at the Variety Store in Milton for many years. Most recently Mrs. Ross worked as a security guard and also as a switchboard operator for the Delaware Valley Job Corp. in Callicoon.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Ernest Elwood Ross; son, Henry C. Ross and his companion, Gertrude Gager; daughter-in-law, Sandra Ross and former daughter-in-law, Dawn Ross; loving grandchildren, Christopher Ross and his wife, Erica, Shannon Ross-Boudwin and her husband, Dale, Jessica Kenyon and her husband, Andrew, Casey Ross, Emmy Lou Ross, Kimberly Ross, Daniel Ross, Garrett Ross and Kyal Ross, and Andrew Kenyon; her cousin, Hilda Dinger; sisters-in-law, Raina and her husband, George Bauchman and Lana and her husband, Clarence Gletow; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Katie Metzler; and by her devoted son, Ernest Ross II.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 7 at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, N.J.
Burial will follow at Holland Mountain Cemetery.

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