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April 15, 2008

Julius Louis Goldstein
Ret. School Bus Driver, 97 1/2

Julius Louis Goldstein of Roscoe, a retired school bus driver and store clerk, and area resident since 1947, died Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. He was 97 1/2.
The son of the late Abraham and Gertrude Grodensky Goldstein, he was born October 20, 1910 in Brooklyn.
Mr. Goldstein enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Europe where he met his bride-to-be, Maria Mockel in Belgium.
He had been a school bus driver for 24 years and a store clerk in the Victory Market and the IGA for many years. He had been a longtime member of the Roscoe-Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Roscoe Hose Co. #1, the Harold Wood V.F.W. Post, the Floyd Keener American Legion Post, and he had attended church at the Horton Brook Free Methodist Church and the Cornerstone Community Church at Grooville.
He was an avid reader of history and wrote many letters to the editors on those issues closest to his heart. He was an avid lover of baseball, especially the Brooklyn Dodgers and was All-City in Baseball in 1918.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Maria of Roscoe; his daughter, Sonja Goldstein-Suss and her husband, Rainer Suss of Hopewell Jct.; two sons, Joseph Goldstein and his wife, Jeri of Phoenix, Ariz., and Gregory Goldstein and his wife, Linda of Neversink; his grandsons, Jeffrey Goldstein of Chicago, Ill., Eric Goldstein and his wife, Alana of Pine Bush, Brian Goldstein of Los Angeles, Calif., and Todd Goldstein of Boston, Mass.; and his beautiful great-granddaughters, Gillian and Natalie Goldstein of Pine Bush.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Henry.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Patients Activity Fund at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, 420 Rockland Rd., Roscoe, NY 12776 or the R&R Vol. Ambulance Corps, Roscoe, NY 12776.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200.

Adelaide M. Rupp
Retired Secretary, 95

Adelaide M. Rupp of Delmar, formerly of Westerlo and Callicoon Center, passed away on December 18, 2007 at the Albany Medical Center in Albany. She was 95.
She was born in Brooklyn on April 8, 1912, daughter of the late George and Harriet (Morrison) Freund.
The family relocated to New Jersey where Adelaide was raised. Following her primary education, she completed business school and became a secretary at the National Commercial Investment Co. in New York City. Adelaide and her husband, William resided in Westerlo for 32 years after moving from Sullivan Co. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Westerlo during that time.
Surviving are her daughter, Adelaide Devenpeck and her husband, Edgar of Delmar; three grandchildren, Daryl Devenpeck Drahos of Spring City, Pa., Duane G. Devenpeck and his wife, Diana of Sullivan Co. and Dorian Devenpeck of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Danielle and Amanda Drahos; two sisters, Mildren Stewart of Westwood, N.J. and Ruth Tichenor of Venice, Fla.; and 22 nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, William J. Rupp and a son, George Rupp.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.
Interment will be made in the Callicoon Center Cemetery on May 3rd at 1 p.m.
Those who wish may contribute in Adelaide’s memory to the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc., 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054.

Blanche Markowitz
Former Liberty resident, 84

Blanche Levy Markowitz, formerly of Liberty, died April 11, 2008 in Tamarac, Florida. She was 84.
She was born and raised in Kingston and moved to Liberty.  Mrs. Markowitz worked at a private accounting company during the early 1960's. She belonged to Ahavath Israel, Liberty was a member of the Sullivan County Golf and Country Club and was active in the Women's Tuesday League.  She has been a Florida resident for the past 22 years.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Seymour Markowitz; one daughter Beth Markowitz Gordon and her husband Warren of Ridgewood, NJ; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted in Kingston, today, Tuesday, April 15. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club South Florida, 119 Rose Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633. Please sign the memorial guest book at  Arrangements by Simpson – Gaus Funeral Home, Kingston.

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