November 12, 2013
Retired Postmaster, 90
Elaine Katzoff, age 90, a long-time resident of Lake Huntington, passed away peacefully Friday, November 8, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones.
The daughter of Sol and Rose Werner, she was born and raised in Peekskill, New York.
Mrs. Katzoff was a graduate of Cortland State University. After graduation, she moved to the area where she became the first female physical education teacher in Jeffersonville, New York, and where she met her late husband Morris Katzoff.
After starting a family in the Washington, D.C. area, she and Morris returned to Lake Huntington where they owned and operated Katzoff’s General Store for 15 years, a true pleasure to them both. Elaine was proudly the Postmaster of the Lake Huntington Post Office for nearly 25 years, retiring in 1992. She was an organizer and founding member of the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She was a long-time member of the Cochecton Women’s Club, and a volunteer with the Meals-on-Wheels program through the Sullivan County Office for the Aging. Following the passing of her late husband, she assumed the responsibilities as matriarch of the family, watching over her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She leaves behind her son, Howard Katzoff and his wife Ann of Clarksville, Maryland; her daughters, Joanne Kraack and husband Ronald of Lake Huntington, and Barbara Katzoff and partner Reuven Harris and sons Max and Jackson of California; sister Rhoda Brozdowski and her husband Bill of Connecticut, brother-in-law Herbert Katzoff and his wife Doris of Syracuse; seven grandchildren, Jason Kraack and his wife Wendy, Jenna Sayers and her husband Jeff, Derin Kraack and his wife Alicia, Trisha Kraack and her fiancé Ben, Lacey and Evan Kraack, and Alexandra Katzoff; seven angels, her great-grandchildren Derek, Stefanie, Travis, Morgan and Garrett Kraack, Hannah and Ryan Sayers; and beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband Morris Katzoff and daughter Lynne Kraack.
Funeral Services were held Monday, November 11 at Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 186 Broadway, Monticello with Rabbi Endre Stamler officiating.
Burial was made in Jeffersonville Synagogue Cemetery, Route 52, Jeffersonville.
The family wants to express its deep appreciation to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and the wonderful nurses and staff who made possible Elaine’s wish to remain in her home, surrounded by her family, for the closing weeks of this part of her journey. She truly enjoyed her days, savoring favorite meals and treats, reviving her passion for needlepoint and reading, and most of all relishing the time spent with family, friends and puppy dogs too.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lynne Kraack Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Sullivan West Central School, 6604 State Route 52, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752, or the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 4, Lake Huntington, N.Y. 12752.
Arrangements were made by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello.
LaVina Beatrice Schrader
August 8, 1923 - October 13, 2013
Mrs. LaVina Beatrice Schrader, age 90, of Bonifay, passed away October 13, 2013 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay.
She was born August 8, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Penn., to the late Vernon Wilson Curry and Jane Mae Stephenson Curry.
Mrs. LaVina Schrader was a former resident of New York before moving to Florida.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Schrader was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Frank Schrader; one daughter, Jane Thompson and one great-granddaughter, Bailey Bent.
Mrs. Schrader is survived by one son, Lanny Kemmis of Chipley; four daughters, Donna O’Dell of Chipley, Virginia Rundle of Bonifay, Debbie “Randi” Perugino and husband Mark of West Wyoming, Penn., and Rebecca Van Pelt of Bonifay; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.