Retired Secretary, 81
Sophie McDermott, a 35-year resident of Callicoon Center and a retired secretary for Exxon Corporation, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 81.
The daughter of Joseph and Veronica Wicks Tamelis, she was born September 30, 1926 in Brooklyn.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Obernburg, the Ladies Auxillary of the Callicoon Center Fire Department, also a former employee of Sullivan County Community College.
Survivors include her husband, George McDermott, at home; and her sister, Ann Tamelis of Rockaway Park, Queens.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church in Obernburg.
A rosary service was held Thursday evening.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Alice C. Ohls
Business Owner, 96
Alice Ohls, a longtime resident of Callicoon, died Monday, May 5, 2008 on her 96th birthday. Her family was with her when she died at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospice in Milwaukee, Wis. She was 96.
Born in Mt. Victory, Ohio on May 5, 1912, she married H.E. Ohls in 1936, and two years later they moved to Callicoon to establish a chicken hatching business. Mr. Ohls predeceased Alice in 1952. She moved to Milwaukee, Wis. in 1980 to live near her daughter.
While living in Callicoon, Alice was extensively involved in volunteer work, including working as a nurses’ aide during World War II, raising funds to build a new hospital, serving on the Volunteer Ambulance Corps and actively participating in the activities of the Callicoon Methodist Church.
Alice is survived by her two children, James C. Ohls of Hopewell, N.J. and Linda Buntin (John) of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; four grandchildren, Kate Copeland of Portland, Ore., Maisie Buntin of Whitefish Bay, Wis., Sarah Ohls of Ewing, N.J. and David Ohls of Madison, Wis.
In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated in Milwaukee. At a later time, her cremains will be brought to Callicoon, which she considered home..