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July 15, 2008

Joan Ryan
Retired P.O. Supervisor, 84

Joan Ryan of Narrowsburg, a retired Supervisor for the Post Office, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at her home. She was 84 years old.
The daughter of the late Ernest and Della Briggs McClinchey, she was born on July 1, 1924 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Joan has lived in the Narrowsburg area for 32 years after leaving Queens.
She was the widow of Patrick Ryan who passed away in 1995 and they were married for 52 years.
She was a former member of the Democratic Club of Cochecton, a member of the Women’s Community Club of Cochecton (WCCC) and a helper for Kids Stuff Day Care.
A family statement read, “Joan was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a loving grandmother to all the day care children. She was a very active person, working with children right up to the last months of her life. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her, but especially by her family who cared for her dearly.”
She is survived by her two daughters, Sharron Cardone of Cochecton Center and Maureen Ryan Schalck of Cochecton Center; her granddaughter, Traci Cardone of Poughkeepsie; four great-grandchildren, Shane Cardone of New York, Ashleigh Gonzales of Cochecton, Logan and Jordyn Baloy of Poughkeepsie; her sister, Barbara Kokko of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; and son-in-law, George Schalck Jr.
She was predeceased by her son, Dennis Ryan as well as her husband, Patrick Ryan.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced.
Donations may be made in her name to Sullivan County SPCA, 104 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY 12775.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.

Jerry Broskin
Manager and Director

Jerry Broskin entered into eternal peace on July 5, 2008 with his family by his side.
A statement by the family reads, “Poppy's life was his family.”
Jerry was employed at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Homes Inc. as manager and director for 45 years. He was an active member of the community, and an avid sportsman, was involved with many organizations. Among them was the Monticello Fire Department, Rotary International, and the White Tail and Ace Hunting Clubs. Jerry was also a certified private pilot for 30 years and a member of the Flying Funeral Directors of America. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a combat veteran of the Korean War.
A truly devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou at home in Rock Hill; a daughter Cynthia Kesten, her husband, Robert and their children, Seth and Rachel of Lake Worth, Fla.; a son, Gerald A. Broskin, his wife, Nellie and their children, Patricia, Maria, Casey, and Alan; as well as two great-grandchildren, Chase and Jenna.
A private memorial service was held by the family.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

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