Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
March 10, 2009 Issue
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John B. Huggler, Jr.
Liberty resident, 87

John B. Huggler, Jr., of Liberty, died on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx.
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s newspaper.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.
Call 292-0001 for information.

Benedict A. Chesnick
Dairy Inspector, 81

Benedict A. “Ben” Chesnick of Callicoon since 1965, a dairy inspector and baseball umpire, died on Monday, October 27, 2008 at Marion Hospital, Carbondale, Pa. He was 81.
The son of Jacob and Mary Cavage Chesnick, he was born on February 10, 1927 in Uniondale, Pa.
He was a member of the Holy Cross Church in Callicoon, the Sullivan County Umpires Association and was a member of the Wayne County, Pa., Baseball Hall of Fame and was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Tornich Chesnick at home; two daughters, Carol Tunison and her husband, Robin of Ithaca and Marie Chesnick of Wilmington, Mass.; two grandchildren, Jaime and Jessica Tunison; three sisters, Veronica, Mary and Pauline; three brothers, Frances, Alphonse and Matthew; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Joan Chesnick; and his siblings, Josephine, Stanley, Edward, Amelia, Genevieve, Bernard and Anthony.
Services will be on Friday, October 31 at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon at 10 a.m. Father Ignatius Smith OFM will officiate.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Cemetery in Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Association, Holy Cross Church or the charity of one’s choice.

Walter Lender
Firefighter, 106

Walter Joseph Lender of Ticonderoga, passed quietly away on Sunday October 26, 2008, at the Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga after a short illness. He was 106.
Born in New York City's West Side on March 7, 1902, to Charles and Margaret (Acker) Lender.  One of four children, he later moved with his family to North Bergen, New Jersey where his father was an elected official. 
After an early career in automobile mechanics, Walter became a firefighter and was appointed Captain in the fire department for the Town of North Bergen where he served from 1936 to 1966, retiring in 1967. 
An avid fisherman, Walter and his family enjoyed summers at Lake George, first renting camps on Black Point Road and later moving permanently to the family home on the shores of Lake George where he lived until entering the hospital a few days prior to his death. The family also enjoyed many summers in Sullivan County.
Walter was a communicant of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Ticonderoga.
Walter married his sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Ruth (Wachendorf) Lender in 1946.
He is survived by his son, C. Walter Lender and daughter-in-law, Jane and four grandchildren, Nicholas, Corey, Madeline, and Ian, all of Ticonderoga; as well as a neice, Roberta (Demmerer) Abbott of Ticonderoga and two nephews Richard Gettings of Columbus, Ohio and James Gettings of Port Saint Lucie, Fla. 
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Ruth; and his sisters, Rose, Margie, and Muriel.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 22 Father Jogues Place, Ticonderoga.  The Rev. William G. Muench, Pastor, will officiate.
The Rite of Committal will follow at the family plot of St. Mary's Parish Cemetery of Ticonderoga.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to Saint Mary's Catholic School, 64 Amherst Avenue,   Ticonderoga, NY 12883.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

Sylvia Gott Derocher
Office Supervisor, 65

Sylvia Gott Derocher passed away on October 15, 2008 after a three year illness. She was 65.
She had lived in the Albany area most of her life, most of that time working for the New York State Attorney General’s Office where she was a supervisor for the past 30 years.
The daughter of Ralph and Leona Gott, she was born September 21, 1943.
She grew up in the Basket area of Long Eddy and graduated from Delaware Valley Central School.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard; her daughter, Dawn Bornt and husband and two sons, Adam and Ryan of Troy; her brother, Ralph Gott, Jr. of Mohoopany, Pa.; and a sister, Lana Harlow of Green Island; also many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Trinity Church, Watervliet.

Ann Vaughn
Ret. A&W Factory Wrkr., 93

Ann Vaughn of Narrowsburg, a longtime resident of the area, died Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Wayne Memorial Hospital on her birthday. She was 93.
The daughter of the late Frank and Mary Hamoney Kali, she was born October 26, 1915 in Czechoslavakia.
Ann was a member of St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg. She was a retired factory worker for A&W of Port Jervis. She was also a member of the Teamsters Union 445.
Survivors include several nephews and nieces, Frank Kali, Sofie Levco, Michael Kali, John Kali, Mary Plcha; sister-in-law, Charlotte Sobolak; and several close friends.
Ann was predeceased by her husband of many years, Vincent Vaughn in 1987; and her sister-in-law, Gloria Sobolak.
A mass of christian burial was held on Thursday, October 30 at St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg.
Christian burial followed at Glenn Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.

Ellis Hanslmaier
Dairy Farmer, 71

Ellis Hanslmaier, lifetime resident of Jeffersonville and a dairy farmer, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in Jeffersonville. He was 71.
The son of the late George and Gerda Greve Hanslmaier, he was born on March 10, 1937 in Texas.
He was a member of the Cornell Extension Service of Sullivan County.
Survivors include his companion, Joan Woods at home; two brothers, George “Sonny” Hanslmaier and his wife, Lillian of New Berlin, Charles Hanslmaier and his wife, Helen of Jeffersonville; his sister-in-law, Vivian Hanslmaier of Bethel; three nieces, Diane McGrath and her husband, Michael, Lori Gradwohl and her husband, Greg and Dina Hanslmaier; three nephews, Ed Hanslmaier and his wife, Jeanne, Ryan Hanslmaier and George Hanslmaier and his wife, Larissa; grand nephews, Derrick, Dillon, Jared and Brett Hanslmaier; and special friends, Stephen “Steve” Schillizzi and William “Billy” Reye.
He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Hanslmaier.
Friends may call on Saturday, November 1 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.
Services will be at 8 p.m. on November 1 at the funeral home. Rev. Lee Andrews will officiate.
Please make a donation to a local food pantry of your choice in memory of Ellis.

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