Former area resident, 97
Kostas Mitinas, formerly of Fremont Center, passed away early Friday morning, April 4, 2008 at the age of 97 in Port Orange, FL.
Born August 30, 1910 in Raguva, Lithuania, he was a graduate of Vytauto University in Kaunas, Lithuania and played soccer on the Lithuanian National Team in 1930.
He married Ona Grajauskas in the mid 1930’s, and left Lithuania with his wife and family in September of 1944, to escape the Russians who had invaded the country.
They lived in a refugee camp in Rosenheim, Germany for four years, where he served as an interpreter for the refugees, since he spoke seven languages.
He immigrated to the United States (New Jersey) in March of 1949, and moved to a farm in Fremont Center, in April, 1954, with wife, Ona, daughter, Vikki (Violetta) and son, Garry (Gediminas).
He continued working at Lever Brothers in Edgewater, NJ until he retired in 1975, then moved to Port Orange, FL in 1999.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ona, and daughter, Vikki. Survivors include his son, Garry of Poughkeepsie; daughter-in-law, Carole; granddaughter, Lauren of New York City, and step granddaughter, Melissa Egan of Poughkeepsie.
Friends may call on Wednesday, April 9, at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon, (845-887-4900), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, at St. Mary's Church, County Rd 95, Obernburg, with Father Gus Richardson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Loving wife, devoted mother, 91
Anne Kaufman (Meyerson), 91, of Mountaindale, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.
Loving wife of the late Louis Kaufman.
Devoted mother of Karen Kitzes, Joyce and Irwin Welkis.
Loving grandmother to Barbara, Debbie, Jonathan, David, Susan and Brian.
Great grandmother to her beautiful nine great grandchildren.
Owned K & S Wholesalers, 82
David Schenkler, 82, former owner for over 40 years of K&S Wholesalers in Liberty, passed away at his home in Lake Worth, Florida on Wednesday, April 2, 2008.
The son of the late Dora and Max Schenkler, he was born August 12, 1925 in Monticello. David was a lifelong member of the Liberty Elks Club.
He is survived by his daughter Susan Nevins and her husband, Shelly, from Greenacres, FL; son Shel Schenkler and his wife, Lisa, of Franklin, MA; six grandchildren, Brad Nevins, Cary Nevins, Deija Nevins, Marc Nevins, Jillian Schenkler and Hayley Schenkler; and 4 great grandchildren, Justin, Tyler, Kimberly and Jake Nevins. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years Irene Schenkler.
Burial was on Friday, April 4 at Eternal Light Cemetery, in Boynton Beach, FL.