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August 5, 2008

Frank Weissman
Businessman, 80

Frank Weissman of Palm Springs, Calif. and Woodridge, died July 26, 2008. He was 80.
Born in Bronx March 19, 1928, the son of Clara and Paul Weissman, the husband of Frieda Weissman, the father of Enid and Robert and faithful dog Barak.
He met the love of his life, Frieda, while she was working as a waitress in her brother's bar and restaurant and they were married twelve days later on August 13, 1948. They would have been celebrating 60 years. Frank was a "Renaissance Man" having multiple careers and talents during his lifetime. He was a teamster working for Chevrolet. He started another business after he retired of selling socks with his wife, Frieda at flea markets in New York. At age 65 he obtained his real estate license and became a realtor in Woodridge. He served in the United States Army. Frank gave back to the community through his work with the Kiwanis and was active in both the Woodridge and Palm Springs chapters. Frank touched the hearts of everyone he met and became lifetime friends to all he came in contact with.
Frank was preceded in death by his son, Robert and brother Michael.
He is survived by his wife, Frieda of Palm Springs; and daughter, Enid and son-in-law, Mel Simrin of Cathedral City. Services were held at graveside, Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Wednesday, July 30, 2008.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Robert Weissman Memorial Scholarship.

Alberta Schmauss
Ret. Director of Nurses, 89

Alberta Schmauss, 89, of Hampton, Va., passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2008.
She was born in Kenoza Lake on January 31, 1919 to the late Henry and Rowena Klaus.
Alberta is survived by two daughters, Roberta Rittershausen (Bill) of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Karen Nicoletti (Michael) of Hampton, Va.; two grandsons, Scott and Todd Rittershausen; three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Mallory and Trey Rittershausen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Schmauss; her granddaughter, Michelle Nicoletti; and her sister, Dorothy Stagl.
Alberta graduated from Lenox Hill Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. She worked at Callicoon Hospital and also in home health care with Litson Home Health in Monticello. She retired as Director of Nurses of the Sullivan County Infirmary, Liberty. She gave much of her life giving compassion and love to every patient she cared for.
Alberta spent many summers helping run the family business, Maple Grove Farm Boarding House.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville and when she moved to Hampton, Va. to live with her daughter, she joined the North Hampton Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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