Lia Driever, a 50 plus-year resident of Woodbourne, passed away March 15, 2008 at the CRMC Skilled Nursing Unit in Harris. She was 91 years old.
Lia was a legal secretary for the Sullivan County District Attorney's office as well as the Grand Jury Stenographer, beginning when Lou Scheinman became the District Attorney and retiring in 1984 during Steve Lungen's early years. Prior to this, she taught stenography classes and worked for Sullivan County Community College.
Lia was born September 27, 1916 in Brooklyn. She was the daughter of Julius and Rebecca Glass. Lia moved to the Catskills with her family in 1947. Her family owned and operated the River Tavern in Woodbourne. It was in Woodbourne where she met her husband, William Driever. They were married for over 20 years.
Lia was an avid reader and a lover of art and music. She passed these interests on to her children, two of whom became professional musicians, two who drew and painted as a hobby, and all of whom shared her love of books. Lia lived her life for her children and grandchildren and will be missed by all of them.
Lia is survived by two sons, William Driever and Peter Driever (wife Patty); one daughter, Lynne Porter (husband Steve); eight grandchildren, Justin, Carleigh, Julianne, Chantelle, Adam, Philip, Rebecca, and Alexandria; two nieces, Nancy and Amy; and one nephew, Andrew.
She was predeceased by her daughter, April Driever, who died in infancy; her son, Robert "Felix" Driever, who died in 1991; her brother Rubin Glass, and her ex-husband, William.
The family wishes to thank all of the Staff at the CRMC SNU unit for the love and care they gave to Lia in her last years.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 17 in the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., Monticello. Rabbi M. Medwin officiated.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery, Liberty.
Donations in honor of Lia can be sent to the Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County, PO Box 759, Monticello, NY 12701.
Funeral arrangements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., Monticello.
Business Owner, 82
Betty Eschenberg, of Callicoon, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris.
Born May 25, 1925 in White Sulphur Springs, she was 82.
Mrs. Eschenberg was the daughter of Lodi and Josephine Boyd. She was co-owner of John H. Eschenberg Inc. and a loving wife and mother, a friend, a confidant.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John H. Eschenberg; five sons, John and wife, Kathleen of Port Jervis, Dennis and wife, Kim, Steven and wife, Nancy, William and wife, Cathy, and Michael and wife, Linda, all of Callicoon; two daughters, Anna Mullenski and husband, Christopher of Raleigh, N.C., and Christine Coan and husband, Drew of Chadds Ford, Pa.; her grandchildren, Ardis Eschenberg and husband, Donald Bad Moccasin Jr., Jessie Hight and husband, Darren, John Paul Eschenberg and wife, Danielle, Dennis Eschenberg, Richard Eschenberg, Jennifer Orvis and husband, Andrew, Jeanne Sager and husband, Jonathan, Alex Eschenberg, Donald and Daniel Klinger, Christopher, Kyle and Michael Mullenski and Katherine and Alexander Coan; her great-grandchildren, Alec and Ashley Hight, Jillian Sager, Beatrice and CetaN KiNyaN Bad Moccasin and John Paul Eschenberg Jr.; her sisters, Arlene Stoddard of Cornwall-on-Hudson and Eleanor Huggler of Nanuet; one brother, Ray Boyd and wife, Fran of Callicoon; three sisters-in-law, Norma Boyd of White Sulphur Springs, Marie Boyd of Jeffersonville and Elizabeth Newman of Rye; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Robert, Louis, John and Donald; and a sister, Ruth.
A memorial service is being arranged by her family.