William ‘Bill’ Fink
Retired newspaperman, 89
William (Bill) Fink, 89, of Vestal, died Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Willow Point Nursing Home.
Born in Hortonville, Bill moved to Vestal in 1963, having worked for many years at the Sullivan County Democrat in Callicoon. He also served as a Town of Delaware councilman.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Leola Fink; a daughter, JoAnn Orzell; a grandson whom he adopted and raised, Jay Fink; a granddaughter he adopted and raised, Jenifer Barnes; grandson, Michael Orzell (wife, Jeannie); his great-grandchildren, Jordan Barnes, twins Hunter and Brandan Barnes, Sabrina Barnes and twins Nathan and Christian Barnes and Zachary Orzell and Clinton Orzell; a sister, Madolin Tenbus; also several nieces and nephews.
William was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows, and retired from the Binghamton Press, and drove school bus for Vestal School district and a rural bus for BC Transit for many years.
He was also a newspaper carrier for years in his Vestal neighborhood. Special thanks to the staff at Willow Point Nursing Home for their superb care.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Vestal.
Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 20, at The Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 137 Robinson Street, Binghamton, N.Y., from 4 till 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial donations to Our Lady of Sorrows Church or the OLS-Seton Campus Scholarship Fund, 1112 Broad St., Endicott, N.Y., in memory of William (Bill) Fink.
Ralph Rappaport of Woodridge died after a brief illness in Shady Grove Hospital, Rockville, Md., while visiting family in the area. He was a resident of Sullivan County since l950, living in Monticello, South Fallsburg, and Woodridge. He was 84.
Born in the Bronx on May l, l924 to Max and Rose Kaufman Rappaport, he graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and received his BA from the CCNY Bernard Baruch School of Business in l948.
He served in World War II as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Signal Corps. Ralph moved to Sullivan County in l950 to work for Simon and Kullback CPA firm in Monticello. He then moved to Woodridge to form a partnership with Bernard Ruderman, and later set up a private practice, which he maintained until his death.
During a career spanning over fifty years, he took great pride in serving numerous clients throughout Sullivan County and elsewhere with loyalty and dedication. Other activities include serving as president of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the NYS Society of CPAs; Fallsburg Central High School District Board member for nine years; the Temple Sholom board, and Kiwanis Club. Ralph enjoyed a fine reputation, both professionally and personally, in all his endeavors. He will be remembered for his generous heart, deep concern for others, and highly principled approach to his work and his life, and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Rachel Sacks; daughters, Lynne and Jon Frank of San Francisco, Calif., and Debby and Aaron Nagar of Potomac, Md.; six grandchildren, Michele, Jesse, Yael and Daniela Nagar of Maryland, and Noah and Talia Frank of California; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins throughout the U.S., Canada and Israel; and many friends.
He was predeceased by his sister, Edna (Ethel) Goldfeder of Albany in March.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to Temple Sholom in Monticello or any charity of one's choice.
Funeral services took place on Friday, May l6, at Temple Sholom, Forestburgh Rd., Monticello.
Burial was made in the Workman Circle #281 Cemetery, Glen Wild.
Arrangements are by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc., Monticello.
Legal Secretary, 64
Lorraine (Marcisz) Marzec of Colchester died at her home on Thursday, May 15, 2008, after a sudden illness. She was 64.
Lorraine was born in Brooklyn on October 1, 1943, the daughter of the late Thaddeus and Lillian (Radziwon) Marcisz.
She was raised and educated in Brooklyn, at the St. Stanislaus Parochial School and a graduate of Washington Irving High School, class of 1961. She also attended Hunter College in New York.
Lorraine was employed for many years as a a legal secretary for the law offices of Eisenberg and Kirsch of Liberty. She loved the solitude of country living, nature and watching hummingbirds.
She is survived by her loving family and will be deeply missed by her son, James R. and his wife, Carrie (Day) Marzec of Whitinsville, Mass.; her daughter, Laura Lynn (Marzec) van Mierlo and her husband, Johannes, of Wallingford, Conn.; her four loving grandchildren, Claudia and Jack Marzec and Matthijs and Marja van Mierlo; one brother, James Marcisz of Livermore, Calif.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was predeceased by her former husband, Edward Robert Marzec; and a brother, Thaddeus Marcisz.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 21, at 8:45 a.m. from the Graham Funeral Home, 18 Adams St., Easthampton, Mass. with a liturgy of Christian burial at St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 20, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations in Lorraine's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Graham Funeral Home has been entrusted with Lorraine's care and services.
Store Clerk, 82
Glenna Laders passed away on May 15, 2008 at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla. She was 82.
She was born in Stony Point on May 11, 1926, the daughter of Gillette and Anna (Vreeland) O’Dell.
On April 6, 1947, Glenna married Edward J. Laders in Haverstraw.
Glenna was a resident of Roscoe for 22 years and a resident of Daytona Beach, Fla. for the past 30 years. She was a store clerk in a variety of businesses during her lifetime.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Baisley and her husband, Raymond J. of Stony Point and her son, Edward M. Laders and his wife, Bette of Pittsford; her grandchildren, Amy Baisley-Hagen (Michael), Raymond E. Baisley, Christine Kriwox (David), Lisa Jones (Robert), Edward M. Laders, Jr.; and great-grandson, David Maximus Kriwox; sisters-in-law, Georgiana O’Dell of Downsville and Barbara O’Dell of Livingston Manor; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Edward J. on March 23, 1991; her brothers, Carlton and John O’Dell.
Donations in Glenna’s memory may be made to Leo Laders American Legion Post #130, 130 American Legion Way, Thiells, NY 10984 or to your local Alzheimer’s Assn.
Retired clothing buyer, 81
Miriam Kailer of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center. She was 81.
The daughter of the late Sol and Marian Selonica Goodman, she was born on April 7, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York.
Miriam was a member of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop. Before retiring she was a clothing buyer in New York City.
She is survived by two nephews, Barry Kailer of Washington; David Kailer of Alaska; her ex-husband, Richard Kailer of San Francisco; and a longtime friend, Leah Gevirtz of North Carolina.
She was predeceased by her sister, Doris.
A graveside service will be held for Miriam at 9:30 am, on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at Liberty Cemetery, Liberty. Rabbi Marvin Goldman will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home.
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