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March 10, 2009 Issue
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John B. Huggler
Retired HVAC Contractor, 87

John B. Huggler, Jr. of Liberty, a retired HVAC contractor and the former president of Kiamesha Sheet Metal Corp., died Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx. He was 87.
The son of the late John B., Sr. and Iva May Gerow Huggler, he was born April 11, 1921 in Liberty.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist’s mate, 2nd class, on the USS Ash, and was stationed at Midway Island where his division demagnetized U.S. submarines during World War II. He was a former member of Liberty Hose Co. #2 and a charter member of the Clarence Hoyt VFW Post #9217. He was a past master of the Liberty Masonic Lodge, and a former member of the Shriners, and the AOPA (Airplane Owners and Pilots Assoc.)
In a family statement, it was said, “We thank the staff of the Roscoe Community Nursing Home for their kindness during our father’s residence there.”
He is survived by two daughters, Carol Mae Huggler and her husband Ken of Alberta, Canada, and Ruth Huggler and her husband Michael Vreeland of Youngsville; one grandson, Benjamin Vreeland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Lois Gerhardt Huggler on April 4, 2008; and his two sisters, Alice and Frances.
Visitation and a Masonic service were held on Tuesday, November 4 at Harris Funeral Home, Liberty.
Burial with military honors was made in the Veteran’s Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Patient’s Activity Fund at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, 420 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY 12776; or to the Liberty Hose Co. #2, Suite 2, 256 Sprague Ave., Liberty, NY 12754.

Mary Ann ‘May’ Frey
Former Postmaster

Mary Ann Frey, a former Postmaster of Barryville, NY and longtime 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 II, she moved to Barryville where she raised her family.
She is survived by her sons, Christopher of Albany; Thomas and Patricia of Middletown; and Michael and Gena of Barryville, as well as her grandchildren Timothy of Sylvania, Ohio; Keith of Denver, Colo.; 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 a.m. at St. Anthony’s RC Church, 25 Beaver Brook Road, Yulan. There will be no viewing and interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may 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 many thanks.

George M. Gusar
Longtime Monticello resident

George M. Gusar, a longtime resident of Monticello, NY, and the retired owner and operator of Gusar's Pharmacy for many years, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2008, after an illness in Worcester, MA. He was 91.
George was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 26, 1917, the son of Phillip and Lena Madoolman Gusar. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his two sons, Michael Gusar and Daniel Gusar; daughter-in-law, Jody Rubin, and granddaughters, Stacey Gusar and Jessica Gusar.
His wife, Rachel Gusar, predeceased him in October 1994.
Graveside funeral services were held Sunday, November 9, at 1 p.m. in the Brotherhood Cemetery on Thompson Road in Monticello. Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiated.
Funeral arrangements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc., Monticello. NY. To send condolences, please call 845-794-7474 or visit

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