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April 11, 2008

Francis R. Henke
Ret. Dairy Farmer, 87

Francis R. Henke of Callicoon, a retired dairy farmer, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. He was 87.
The son of the late Bernard and Veronica Wiegard Henke, he was born on December 5, 1920 in Callicoon.
He was a member of Holy Cross Church in Callicoon.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Hebert Henke of Port Jervis; his children, David Henke and his wife, Chris of Harford, Kathryn Coleman and her husband, Gary of Port Jervis, Bernard Henke and his wife, Donna of Pine Bush, Diane Drinkard and her husband, Hans of Stratford, Conn., Paul Henke and his wife, Connie of Gardiner, Francis Henke and his wife, Marlena of Horse Heads, and a daughter-in-law, Kim Henke of Callicoon; two brothers, Conrad Henke and his wife, Helen of Lansing, Mich. and James Henke of Callicoon; seventeen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Michael B. Henke; his four brothers, Joseph, George, Carl and William Henke; and by his two sisters, Rose Henke and Mary Orth.
A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon. Father Ignatius Smith OFM will officiate.
Burial will be made in Holy Cross Cemetery in Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church, PO Box 246, Callicoon, NY 12723.

Edward John Korth
Proprietor, 88

Edward John Korth of Livingston Manor, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2008 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 88.
The son of the late William and Laura Weyrauch Korth, he was born May 25, 1919 in Callicoon Center.
Edward served our country in the United States Army and was a World War II veteran.
He was the proprietor of Ed’s Esso & Exxon in Livingston Manor for 27 years; a member of Twin Village Golf Club; Liberty Elks; the Sullivan County Antique Automobile Club, and he loved gardening.
Ed leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Lois M. Ellmauer Korth, at home; one son, George Korth of Paducah, Ky.; one sister, Mildred Whitmore and her husband, Orvis of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one daughter-in-law, Marsha Korth; three brothers, Clarence, Howard and Floyd Korth, and one sister, Edna Soule.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, April 10, at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor.
Interment followed at the Callicoon Center Cemetery in Callicoon Center.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ed’s name to The United Reformed Church of Youngsville, PO Box 251, Youngsville, NY 12791 or Catskill Fly Fishing Center, PO Box 1295, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.
Arrangements are under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home.

Mary Louise Adam
R.N., 72

Mary Louise Adam of Lake Placid, Florida, was promoted to heaven on Tuesday, April 8th 2008. She was 72.
She was born May 28th, 1935 to Charles and Martha McGrath in Livingston Manor. 
She later moved to Callicoon Center as her family needed her to help run her grandparents’ farm.  After her father died of heart failure and her mother took a job as school librarian, she moved to Callicoon.
She graduated from Delaware Valley Central School as an honor student and attended St. Luke’s Nursing School in NYC.  She worked over forty years as a registered nurse in hospitals in New York State and Florida.  She was an active member of the Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Catholic Daughters and the National Women’s Society.
Mary Louise is survived by her husband, Richard J. Adam; her five children, John, Paul, Jane, Kurt and Nora all of New York; two surviving siblings, Ruth and Bill; and ten grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her sister Lois.  
A mass service will take place at St. James Church in Lake Placid, Fla., for family and local friends, followed by a memorial service in NY in early summer.
Mary Louise will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Lois Huggler
Homemaker, 90

Lois Huggler of Liberty, a homemaker, caregiver, and lifelong area resident died Friday, April 4, 2008 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. She was 90.
The daughter of the late George B. and Mary “Mae” Bury Gerhardt, she was born January 11, 1918 in the hamlet of Callicoon. She married John B. Huggler, Jr. on June 22, 1949.
Lois and her brother were raised in Fremont Center, where Lois tended to her mother’s care from 1935 until her death in 1945. She then worked for Dr. and Mrs. Payne and their family in Liberty. She later helped care for her aunt, Gen Reinheimer of Youngsville.
In a family statement, it was said, “She was a wonderful grandmother who cherished her grandson right from the start. She was an independent soul with a loving heart and is surely being rewarded with her rightful place in Heaven.”
She is survived by her husband, of Roscoe; two daughters, Ruth Huggler and her husband, Michael Vreeland of Youngsville and Carol Mae Huggler and her husband, Ken Powell of Alberta; a grandson, Ben Vreeland; a brother, Millard Gerhardt and his wife, Dorothy of Binghamton; a nephew, Paul Gerhardt; cousins, Bud Baer, Emily Hodge, Betty Scherer and Barbara McDaniel; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was predeceased by a nephew and many cousins.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, April 14 from noon until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty. The Rev. Jearl Wallace will officiate.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been en-trusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Liberty.

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