Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
March 10, 2009 Issue
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Roxane Cross Lang
GMAC Employee, 52

Roxane Cross Lang of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Loch Sheldrake, died July 30, 2008 at Jacksonville Community Hospice after a short battle with ovarian cancer. She was 52.
Roxane worked diligently the last eight years to raise money for her favorite charity the American Cancer Society, “Race for the Cure.” Her other great joys were yard sale bargains and her backyard garden oasis.
Roxane is survived by her children, Megan Myers of Los Angeles, Calif., and Daniel Lang of Jacksonville, Fla.; her parents, Raymond and Gertrude Cross of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; sisters, Donna and husband, Robert LaPolt, Nancy and husband, Tom Saunders, both of New Paltz, and Patricia and husband, Robert Halprin of Loch Sheldrake; brother, Raymond Renno Cross of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A Mass in her memory will be held on Sunday, September 14, at 10:15 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Liberty with the Rev. Msgr. Straub officiating.
Cremation already took place in Florida.
Burial of the ashes will be made at the family farm in Loch Sheldrake, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1430 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32207 in memory of Roxane Cross Lang for the "Relay for Life, Get Pumped for the Cure" or Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Arrangements are under the direction of Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 S. Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz.

Leon Speicher
Retired bricklayer, 79

Leon Speicher, of Fremont Center, a retired bricklayer and longtime area resident, died on Thursday, September 4, 2008 in Harris. He was 79
Son of the late Leo and Louise Fey Speicher, be was born on June 14, 1929 in Neunkirch, France. He was the widower of Mary Kowalski Specher.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Obernburg, as well as a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Union #5 of Garden City, N.Y.
Survivors include one daughter, Susanne Shursky and her husband, Vincent, of Hankins; one son, Joseph Speicher and his wife, Christine, of Fremont Center; his grandchildren, Nicholas Shursky, Jennifer Johnston, Andrew Shursky, Joseph Boyer, Tara Carew, Jennifer Christie, and Matthew Boyer; one sister, Leonie Mauss, of France, as well as several nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 12, at St. Mary’s Church, in Obernburg, at noon. Father Joseph Jeracek, OFM will officiate.
Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan County SPCA, P.O. Box 995, Rock Hill, NY 12767.

Margaret Consavage
Ret. laundry worker, 97

Margaret E. Consavage, of Fremont Center, a retired laundry worker for the Silver Lining Laundry in Yonkers, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 9, at Achieve Rehab and Nursing Center, in Liberty. She was 97.
The daughter of the late Paul and Mary Pevelcek Keindl, she was born on June 6, 1911 in Yonkers.
She was the widow of Thomas M. Consavage.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, in Obernburg, as well as the Women’s Auxiliary for the Blind in Yonkers, where she was a Past President.
She is survived by her daughter, Loretta Pettinger, of Fremont Center; and her son, James May and his wife, Annette, of Yonkers; her sisters, Marian Macello and Helen Bentivenga; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, her son William May, her brothers John, Paul, Francis, and Robert, and by her sisters, Anna Stechko, Cecelia Bruno and Elizabeth Keindl.
Friends may call on Friday, September 12, 2008 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, in Callicoon, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at St. Mary’s Church in Obernburg, at 11 a.m. Father Joseph Jeracek, OFM will officate.
Rosary Services will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Obernburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Russell O. Brockner
Truck Driver, 65

Russell O. Brockner of North Branch, a truck driver for Burnwell Gas, in Monticello, and a lifetime area resident, died on Monday, September 8, 2008, at his home. He was 65.
Born to the late John and Nora Allen Brockner, he was born on September 16, 1942 in Callicoon.
He was married to Lois Baum Brockner, and was a longtime member of the North Branch Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Lois Baum Brockner, at home; two sons, Dennis Brockner and his wife, Michelle, of North Branch; Michael Brockner and his wife, Janayna, of North Branch; one daughter, Lisa Ondreyko and her husband, Doug, of Plattekill; six grandchildren, Taylor, Danielle, Dylan and Tyler Brockner, and Lauren and Mason Ondreyko. He is further survived by his siblings, Peggy Steffens, Arlene Young, Jennie Bauernfeind, Patty Conklin, Allan Brockner, Paul Brockner and Jackie Brockner, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Miller.
Graveside services will be held at the Heavenly Rest Cemetery, in North Branch, on Saturday, September 20, at 11 a.m. Reverend Lee Andrews will officiate. The North Branch Fire Department will conduct Firematic Services during the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or to the North Branch Fire Department, North Branch, N.Y. 12766

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