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October 18, 2013

Joy Hann
July 31, 1923 – October 15, 2013

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Elizabeth Joy Hann entered into eternal rest to meet her Lord and Savior after a brief illness, with her loving family around her. Joy was born on July 31, 1923 in Middletown, N.Y. She was the second daughter of Warner Knight Morgans and Mildred Deane Moore Morgans. She graduated from Middletown High School and Penn Hall College, where she majored in music and organ.
Joy married Joseph H. Hann in June, 1949 and they settled in Wurtsboro, N.Y. She was the organist and choir director and member of the Dutch Reformed Church, now the Community Church of Wurtsboro. She volunteered for the Mamakating Ambulance Corps and was a partner in her husband’s business, The Mamakating Agency.
Joy will be dearly missed by her children, her son Joseph H. Hann, Jr. and his wife Ceil of Plantsville, CT, and daughter Deane Hann Poirier and her husband Maurice of Meriden, CT. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michelle Olson, Juliette Buccilli and her husband Michael, and Blaine Poirier, and by her great-grandchildren, Jonathan Olson and Gemma Buccilli. She will also be missed by her sister, Cynthia Morgans Galloway and her husband Clark of Delmar, N.Y.; nephew Stewart Galloway and his wife Julie of Round Lake, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Barbara Hann Quimby of Middletown, N.Y.; and dear cousin, Roger Moore of Sarasota, Florida.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph; niece Marguerite (Meg) Galloway Candrea; and granddaughter, Andrea Joy Poirier.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Apple Rehab, Plainville and the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, CT for their wonderful care.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, October 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.
Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 19 at 11_a.m. at the Community Church of Wurtsboro, 134 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro with Rev. Robert Meyer officiating.
Burial will follow at the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions cane be made to the Community Church of Wurtsboro, P.O. Box 487, Wurtsboro, NY 12790.
Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro. For additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Barbara Newberg
June 17, 1919 - October 2, 2013

Barbara Newberg of South Fallsburg, NY, passed away with her family by her side on October 2, 2013.
She was born in New York City and raised by her parents Max and Yvette Bleach. Barbara was a talented actress who appeared in several Broadway shows as well as being a semi-finalist in the Miss America contest in Atlantic City.
She gave up her professional theatrical career when she met the love of her life, Benjamin Newberg of So. Fallsburg and they were married on September 7, 1942.
Barbara's life in So. Fallsburg was rich and rewarding. She raised three sons and shared a life with Ben, who rose to become the Sullivan County District Attorney and later County Judge. Barbara's desire to enhance her community led her to co-founding with Sunna Rasch the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop. Barbara not only organized and promoted the Workshop but acted in and directed scores of productions and in later years was active in fundraising and served as Chairwoman Emeritus of the Workshop up to the time of her passing. She was instrumental in the Workshop securing its new permanent home in the Rivoli Theater building in South Fallsburg.
Barbara's passion for the state of Israel motivated her to found the So. Fallsburg Chapter of Hadassah. She worked tirelessly to organize fundraising events, served as President for years and she became active in the Lower New York Region of Hadassah and taught leadership classes to other Hadassah women.
After her husband Ben's passing in 1977, Barbara, a brilliant woman, resumed her academic career. She attended Sullivan County Community College and SUNY New Paltz and obtained her Master's in Literature. Still wanting to give back to her community, she then taught literature at Sullivan County Community College.
Throughout her life, Barbara was devoted to her family, always preparing and hosting the traditional Passover Seder and Thanksgiving feasts. She was a talented homemaker and her chocolate cake was legendary. Barbara knew how important it was to keep the family together.
She is survived by three sons, Richard of Del Ray Beach, FL, Marvin and his wife Janet of Rock Hill, and Dennis of So. Fallsburg. She was predeceased by her loving sister Ruth Bennett of Monticello who founded the ARC of Sullivan County, a brother Norman Bleach, and she is survived by her brother Arnold (Marge) of Hemlock Farms, PA.
Barbara is survived by four grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Berry, of Central Valley, NY, Julie (Darren) Schwartz, of Central Valley, NY, Amanda Newberg (and her fiancé Eddie) of New York City, and Benjamin Newberg of Rock Hill. She leaves nine great grandchildren, Alexa, Gillian, Jack, Corey and Daniel Berry, and Max, Joseph, Jesse and Jacob Schwartz, and several nieces and nephews who all adored her.
Barbara's funeral was held at Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc. 3388 Broadway, Monticello on Friday, October 4, 2013, followed by her burial next to her husband Ben at the So. Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.

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