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March 10, 2009 Issue
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Joe Katzman, 93

Joe Katzman of Forestburgh, NY, a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, died November 2nd, 2008 at Catskill Regional Medical Center – Skilled Nursing Unit at Harris, NY. He was 93 years old.
The son of the late Etta & William Katzman, he was born May 19, 1915 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Joe was an honorary member of the Forestburgh Senior Citizens, and past member of Monticello & Fallsburg Masons. Joe graduated from Monticello High School in 1932.
He was Co-Captain of the Monticello Football Team. The year he graduated was the last year Monticello High School had a football team. He worked as a lather with his brothers right out of high school. Joe was a business entrepreneur most of his life. He owned a gas station in his early years in New York. Joe worked in the manufacturing and retail clothing business in Brooklyn with his wife Adeline’s parents, Lena & Jack Kadison. Upon leaving Brooklyn, and building a home in Monticello, Joe continued in business with a clothing Factory Outlet on Pleasant Street and later Joes Factory Outlet on Broadway. He was the proprietor of Joe-n-Addys, a clothing store on Broadway in Monticello. He also managed the Kiamesha Lane Bowling Alley for many years. Joe owned Ideas Unlimited, a trophy and plaque business, Prestige Lettering, a sign and silk screening company on Liberty Street in Monticello.
Joe was always a person who worked with his hands and loved to be able to make something for the people that came to his store or in his life.
He retired and became a snow bird, living six months in Delray Beach, Florida and six months in Forestburgh up until 2003, when his wife of 65 years, Adeline passed away. Joe continued to live in Forestburgh with his son Richard and daughter-in-law Sarah.
Joe will be remembered as a father that was a hard worker all his life, had a great sense of humor, loving personality, and loved his family dearly. His grandchildren and his great grandchildren would light up his life.
Joe is survived by his three sons, Richard and his wife, Sarah of Forestburgh, Robert and his wife, Marsha of Saratoga Springs, and Jack and his wife, Margo of Berlin, Maryland; five grandchildren- Michael, his wife Hilary, Karen, her husband Lyle Margolis, Brian his wife Sarah, Adam, his wife Tara, and Linda Katzman, six great grandchildren, Emma, Sam, Jason, Andrew, Brooke and Benjamin and one more great grand-daughter on the way, and several nieces and nephews.
Joe was predeceased by his wife, Adeline on September 25, 2003, his two brothers Morris and Abraham, his two sisters Lee and Ida.
A service was held on Monday, November 3, 2008 at the Joseph N Garlick Funeral Home, Inc, 388 Broadway, Monticello, NY. Rabbi David Senter officiated at the services.
Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan County, Inc, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arragements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc. Monticello. For directions or to send the family a condelence note visit our website at

Frank J. Mulhern
Ret. Elevator Contractor, 77

Frank J. Mulhern of Roscoe, a retired elevator contractor, father and loving husband, died Friday, October 31, 2008 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. He was 77.
The son of the late Robert and Mary Hauser Mulhern, he was born September 27, 1931 in New York City.
Frank had worked for thirty-one years for Otis Elevator Company as a mechanic and foreman in New York City. He and his family moved to Roscoe thirty-seven years ago. He was the treasurer and volunteer for the Miller Heights Homeowners Association in Roscoe.
Survivors include his loving wife to whom he married in 1949, Veronica Kevan Mulhern at home; three sons, Frank Mulhern and his wife, Mette of Rhinebeck, Dennis Mulhern and his wife, Heidi of Oslo, Norway and Kenneth Mulhern and his wife, Olivia of Queens; two daughters, Patricia Cinatti and her husband, John of the Bronx and Moria Bowers and her husband, Robert of Salisbury Mills; one brother, John Mulhern of New York City; fourteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 3 in the Harris Funeral Home, Roscoe. Monsignor William Collins officiated.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the St. Aloysius Church, Church Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 or the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Drive, Kingston, NY 12401.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe.

Elvira Reynolds
Secretary/Treasurer, 83

Elvira Leontine Reynolds of Cochecton, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. She was 83.
The daughter of Elroy (Roy) Wormuth and Elvira L. Essman Wormuth, she was born in 1925.
She attended the University of New York at Delhi, served as Secretary and Treasurer of Reynolds Earthmovers and was a member of The Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #73, Monticello.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Reynolds; loving mother of Karen Alcalde and her son-in-law, Hector and Wayne Reynolds and her daughter-in-law, Noreen. She is also survived by her brother, Raymond Wormuth, his wife, Shirley; and a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many longtime friends.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 2 at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery, Damascus, Pa.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Life With Cancer, 2700 Prosperity Ave., Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22031, in memory of Elvira Reynolds.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.

Phillip Walter
Entrepreneur, 73

Philip Walter entered into rest on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at his home with his family by his side. He was 73.
Phil was born on January 28, 1938 in Hartford, Ct., to the late Frank Walter and Elizabeth Lemkin Walter.
An entrepreneur for many years, Phil owned and operated Playland Arcade also fondly referred to as The Penny Arcade where countless families visiting the Catskills would spend many hours playing games of skill such as SkeeBall and Pokerino saving their coupons to win the big prize while having their fortune told by Grandma, the fortune telling machine. Generations of people would stand there waiting with anticipation for that strip of four black and white photos to drop into the chute they had taken in the photo booth at Playland. Those little photos are cherished by many as a reminder of their youth and happier times. He was also the owner and operator of Just Fun & Just Fun 2 in the Orange Plaza Mall in Middletown. An avid golfer, Phil was always proud of his hole in one.
Those who knew Phil always knew that not only did he appreciate a good joke, but would be sure to lift your spirits with a joke or two of his own. Phil would confuse a countless number of children with one simple question: If a chicken and a half costs a penny and a half, how much is two chickens? Referencing again those who were always saving their Playland coupons for the big prize. For his family, Phil was the big prize. To remember and eulogize Phil the best, take a moment and tell someone a joke.
He is survived by his children, Ira Walter (Aimee), Michelle Sheerer (James), David Walter (Cynthia) and Jeffrey Walter (Michele). He was adored by his loving grandchildren, Rachael, Alyson, Amanda, Emily, Tiffany, Alex and Andrew. His sister Gloria Murphy (Joseph) of Ringwood, N.J. and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Phil was also a cousin of the late Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term Genocide, and was successful in having it recognized internationally as a crime against humanity.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday November 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Brotherhood Cemetery Thompson Rd. Monticello.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Philip’s name to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stonybrook Court, Newburgh, NY.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Michelle Sheerer in Monticello.
Funeral Arrangements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc. Monticello, NY. For directions or to send the family a condolence note visit our website at

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