Sullivan County Democrat
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March 10, 2009 Issue
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David A. Etess
M.D., 84

David A. Etess, M.D. died peacefully at age 84 at his home in Boca Raton, Fla. on November 1, 2008.
He was the beloved husband to Elaine Grossinger Etess for over 61 years; loving father to Susan, Mitchell and the late Mark Grossinger Etess; twin brother to sister Sylvia Salonger; father-in-law to Karen Etess and Howard Zimmerman; grandfather to Rachel, Scott, Harron, Andrew, Piper and Maxie; Physician and Psychiatrist to countless appreciative patients. He will be missed by all.
Private grave side service will be held in Liberty, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Emma L. Bailey

Emma L. Bailey of Sarasota, Fla. died November 6, 2008. She was 83.
The daughter of the late Harrison and Anna Furman, she was born November 11, 1924.
Emma lived at Oakwood Manor for over 30 years, and volunteered for The Women’s Exchange for 31 years.
Services were held Monday, November 10, 2008 at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla.
Survivors include her husband, John Bailey Sr.; a son, John Bailey Jr.; a daughter, Lois Bailey; five sisters, Mable Crosietiere, Laura Knapp, Violet Kortright, Edith Blackwell, and Nancy Tyler; daughter-in-law, Lisa Bailey, and grandchildren, Albert Bailey, Scott Bailey, and Kristy Bailey.
She was predeceased by Dorris Jean Furman and Janet DeGraw.

Lois A. Ronan, 84

Lois Ronan entered into eternal rest at Valley 4000 Nursing Home in Grand Forks, North Dakota on November 7, 2008 at the age of 84 after a long and brave struggle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Lois Ann (Gowan) Ronan was born on May 13, 1924 at West Oslo, North Dakota, the daughter of Roy Milton and Lilly (Clausen) Gowan.
She was an active member of the community contributing her services to numerous organizations and community services. Lois was extremely talented when it came to arts and crafts; making jewelry, hats made from pheasant feathers, sweatshirt and jacket appliqués just to mention a few. In later years she took up oil painting. Her family cherishes each of those paintings which are found throughout the country and admired by all who view them. She loved flowers as her gardens always reflected. People would come from miles around just to see what combinations of riotous colors abounded from her flower beds.
Left to mourn her passing are two daughters and sons-in-law: Peggy and Carl Hellerer of Jeffersonville, New York and Renaye and Gail Kjenstad of Grand Forks, North Dakota; six grandchildren, Dawn (John) Hauschild of Jeffersonville, Jason (Melissa) Hellerer of Liberty, Amanda Kuzel (Tyler Clauson) of Missoula, Montana, Christian Kjenstad, Benjamin Kjenstad, Sussanna Kjenstad all of Grand Forks, N.D.; and five great grandchildren, Collin Roy Hauschild, Gavin John Hauschild of Jeffersonville, and Jarod Thomas Hellerer, Corrine Marie Hellerer of Liberty, and Trey James Clauson, Missoula, Montana. She is also survived by her sisters, Leila (Orville) Farder, Elaine Farder, Lily Cayler-Gulas all of Grand Forks, her brothers, Charles (Lola) Gowan of West Oslo, ND, Robert (Betty) Gowan of Minot, ND, James (Marge) Gowan of Mesa, AZ, Gary (Pat) Gowan of West Oslo, ND, and her sisters-in-law: Eunice Gowan of West Oslo, ND, Kathleen Bakke of Thompson, ND.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents, brothers Frank Gowan, Willis Gowan and Roy Gowan; sister Delores Jamison, sister-in-law Annabel Montgomery, brothers-in-law Perry Bakke and Elmer Montgomery and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Amundson’s Funeral Home in Grand Forks on Tuesday, November 11, 2008.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Manvel, ND on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. Internment will be at St. Timothy’s cemetery.
Guestbook registration can be accessed online at www.amund

Mary Ann Frey
Fmr. Postmaster

Mary Ann Frey, a former Postmaster of Barryville, NY and long time area resident, died on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, NY. 
She was born on November 27, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Alfred and Margaret Osborn and attended Catholic schools there.  After World War Two, she moved to Barryville where she raised her family.
She is survived by her sons, Christopher of Albany, NY; Thomas and Patricia of Middletown; and Michael and Gena of Barryville as well as her grandchildren Timothy of Sylvania, OH; Keith of Denver, CO; Jennifer and Frank Gildea of Statesboro, GA; Torin and Keegan of Barryville  May also took great delight in her great grandchildren Stephanie, Kayla, Alyssa, and Hannah.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her brother Alfred, and her sisters Ethel and Margaret.
A Family Statement reads:  “May made enormous sacrifices in her life as she raised her sons; she believed in the dignity of work, the importance of education, the benefits of participating in sports, and the vital role that frequent parties play in the life of a community.  She was unafraid to take on difficult jobs, to train night after night at the kitchen table for a new career, and to trudge through snow and ice to open the Post Office every morning.  She possessed a quick wit and a love of all things Irish.  May was a founding mother of the Yulan St. Patrick’s Day Parade and never stopped talking about her trip to Ireland upon her retirement.  She loved the Boston Celtics, and not just because they wore the Green-- because they passed the ball and played as a team."
A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church,  25 Beaver Brook Road, Yulan, NY.  There will be no viewing and interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532 and/or St. Anthony’s RC Church; 25 Beaver Brook Road, Yulan, NY 12792  Each of these provided loving care, both physical and spiritual, to May and deserve much thanks.

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