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September 5, 2008

Helen M. Gregory
Retired Nurse, 83

Helen M. Gregory of Manchester Township, Pa., passed away on September 2, 2008 at her home. She was 83.
Mrs. Gregory was born in Brooklyn and lived her early years in Garden City, Long Island.
She was a 1946 graduate of Long Island College Hospital where she earned her degree in nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, N.J. for many years and then as a private duty nurse retiring in 1985.
While living in Sparta, N.J. for 50 years, she was a founding member of Our Lady of the Lake Church; a member of the Sparta Ambulance Squad and a Girl Scout leader.
Helen is survived by her beloved husband, George “Kevin” Gregory; devoted mother of Mary Hochradel and Hans of Sparta, N.J. and Susan Banks and Dale of Hamburg, N.J., Ellen Gregory and John Coronato of Lake Hiawatha, Joann Fiore and Allan of Randolph, N.J., and Kevin and Inger Gregory of North Hampton, N.H.; her sister, Ethel Hudson of River Edge, N.J.; and loving grandchildren, Corinn Banks McBride, Kathleen Hochradel Jones, Katelyn Gregory, Ashley Banks, Kevin Gregory, Daniel Hochradel and Steven Gregory.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. Friday, September 5, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 294 Sparta Ave., Sparta, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Norman L. Loeffel
Businessman, 92

Norman L. Loeffel passed away peacefully from heart failure on Sept. 2, 2008 in Dade City, Florida. He was 92.
Norm was born February 21, 1916 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Henry G. and Madeline Leslie Loeffel.
He grew up in Liberty and served in Europe during WWII.
He married Lillian Myers on March 14, 1948. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Norm’s first and lifelong love was music. He ran his own business, Loeffel’s Music Center, renting and repairing musical instruments. He played the tenor saxophone and the organ in the Norm Loeffel Band which played weddings and dances in Sullivan County for decades. Norm built his own house in Kenoza Lake and then did it again in Zephyrhills, Fla.
He was a prankster, master of the pancake griddle and barbeque grill, fisherman, camper, handyman, lover of life. He loved people and people loved him. He will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; daughter, Leslie Loeffel and son-in-law, David Deutch of Fruit Heights, Utah; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Donations in his memory can be sent to the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church, Kenoza Lake, NY 12750.
If you would like to remember Norm through his music, you can listen to the dance band or the organ via CD or the Internet. E-mail Leslie at lloeffel@comcast. net for more information.

Kenneth W. Nober
Retired Master Mechanic, 90

Kenneth W. Nober of Narrowsburg, a lifelong resident passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, Pa. He was 90.
The son of the late William and Jennie Stirret Nober, he was born June 26, 1918 in Binghamton.
Kenneth was a retired master mechanic for the Sullivan County Highway Department. He was a WWII Army Veteran. Kenneth served in three theaters: Europe, Pacific and Phillippines. He was the oldest member of the Lava Fire Dept., having served for 62 years. Kenneth was a member of Tusten-Highland VFW Post 6427 and a member of Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club. A family statement reads, “Kenneth was a good husband, father and a good friend. He loved life and loved people. He served his country with pride. He loved the outdoors. Kenneth was an avid hunter and fisherman. He will be greatly missed.”
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Anderson Nober; two daughters, Marie Grund and her husband, Robert of Sevierville, Tenn. and Betty Crandall and her husband, Richard of Narrowsburg; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granchildren.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 2 at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg. Chaplain Joseph Russo officiated.
Burial was made in Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg.
Donations can be made in his name to Lava Fire Dept., PO Box 456, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.

Lillian A. Bogert
Homemaker, 97

Lillian A. Bogert, longtime resident of Youngsville, died on August 31, 2008 at home. She was 97.
The daughter of Frederick and Florence Conklin Bischoff, she was born on June 23, 1911 in Kings Park, New York.
She was a member of the United Reformed Church of Youngs-ville and the Ladies Aid of the Church.
Survivors include her two daughters, Betty Everett of Neversink, Rose Clark and her husband, Donald of Swan Lake; two sons, Leslie Bogert and his wife, Dian of Jeffersonville and Warren Bogert of Youngsville; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Burton Bogert in 1987; her daughter, Jean Andreassen; two sisters, Harriet Oestrich and Frances Medlar; and also two sons-in-law, John Andreassen and Raymond Everett.
Services were held on September 3 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Reverend Lee Andrews officiated.
Burial was made in Callicoon Center Cemetery, Callicoon Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Reformed Church of Youngsville or Jeffersonville First Aid Squad or the Youngsville Fire Department.

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