Sullivan County Democrat
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March 10, 2009 Issue
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Eunice W. Bihler

Eunice W. Bihler, 86, of Tamarac, Fla. died Saturday, November 15, 2008, at her home.
She was born August 18, 1922, the daughter of G. William Schwager and Olga Schallmeier Wagner at Bronx, New York.
She graduated from Evander Childs High School. She married Paul Bihler on September 15, 1940, and moved to Kenoza Lake in 1943 where they resided until until 1991. They had three sons, Richard, Glen, and Wayne.
In January 1945 she came down with polio but maintained a positive outlook on life despite the handicaps she had to overcome. She was a past member of the Kenoza Lake Ladies Aide, the Sullivan Co. Home Extension, president of the Jeffersonville PTA, tax collector for the school, and tax collector for the Town of Delaware, president of the Post Polio Support group of greater Ft. Lauderdale, and a quilter with the United Methodist Church Quilters.
Survivors include her husband Paul (married 68 years and two months), three sons, eight grandkids, and six great grand children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, three brothers, and one grandchild.
Services will be held Nov. 22 at 11:00 a.m. at the Plantation United Methodist Church, Plantation, Fla. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church, 484 Old Taylor Road, Kenoza Lake, NY 12750.

James Wagner
Retired Truck Driver, 83

James Wagner of Harris, a lifetime resident of Sullivan County, passed away on Wednesday November 19, 2008 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 83.
James was born April 23, 1925 in Hankins, NY to the late Edward and Lena Herbert Wagner.
He was a member of Local 445 Teamsters in Newburgh, and a retired truck driver for Peckham Materials in Kingston. He and his wife, Jean Weghorst Wagner, were married Nov. 15, 1958, and just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. He was a member of St. Peter’s RC Church in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife Jean at home, two sons, James Barbehann and wife Katye of Liberty, and John Wagner of Monticello; three daughters, Susan De Witt and husband George of White Sulphur Springs, Brenda Ban and husband Bernie of Montgomery and Barbara Wagner of Bainbridge, NY; one brother, John Wagner and wife Mary of Liberty; one sister, Susanne Soules of Youngsville; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call at Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Inc., 275 South Main Street, Liberty on Friday November 21, 2008 from 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s RC Church in Obernburg on Nov. 22, 2008 at 12 p.m. The Rev. Father Joseph Juracek will officiate.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Obernburg.
Donations may be made to the Family Care Council of Sullivan County, Adult Care Center, P.O. Box 671, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty, NY 12754.
Arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Liberty.

Clare M. Adams, 40

Clare M. Adams of Tyler Hill, Pa. died Monday, November 17, 2008 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, Pa. following an illness. She is survived by her husband Steven Adams.
Clare was born in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of Frank J. and Patricia A. Middendorf of Sanabel Island, Fla.
She graduated from Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, NY, and the University of Connecticut. Clare was a member of the Braman United Methodist Church. She was an avid quilter and seamstress, a member of the Quilting Bees in Braman and the Honesdale Quilters and a former member of the Woodland Weavers Association. Clare also enjoyed camping.
She is survived by two children, Jacob F. Adams and Madeline Adams, both at home; nine brother, Mark Middendorf of Mt. Dora, Fla., Matthew Middendorf of Scottsdale, Ariz., Martin Middendorf of Wachaw, NC, Max Middendorf and Mack Middendorf of Scottsdale, Ariz., Marshall Middendorf of Pasadena, Calif., Ashe Middendorf and Maurice Middendorf of Deltona, Fla., and Marcel Middendorf of Fort Myers, Fla.; three sisters, Christina Smith of Cave Creek, Ariz., Carrie Cannata of Waldwick, NJ, and Cheryl Skead of Wyckoff, NJ; a mother and father-in-law, Robert and Thelma McIntosh Adams, Tyler Hill, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Cathleen Middendorf.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 North Main St., Honesdale, Pa.
A funeral service was held Thursday, November 20, 2008 in the Braman United Methodist Church in Braman with the Rev. Alice Pedone officiating.
Interment was made in Braman Cemetery, Braman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Braman United Methodist Church, The Braman Cemetery Association, or to the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 915 State Street, Erie, PA 16501.

Emily Fridley

Emily Irene Williams Fridley was called from this earth by her Heavenly Father on Monday, November 17, 2008 at the age of 82.
She was born on November 2, 1926 to parents Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Williams of the Utica area, and graduated high school in Clayton, New York. She developed strong artistic talents, excelled in homemaking skills and worked with emotionally and physically challenged children.
Emily is survived by her loving husband of over 62 wonderful years, Wayne “Fritz” Fridley. They have four children, Kathleen Tompkins of Liverpool, NY; Wayne Jr. (deceased) of Maryland; Diane Turano of Colorado, and Cynthia McGibbon of Arizona. They have 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, living all over the country.
Emily is also survived by her sisters, Eleanor Radtke of Seneca Falls and Alice Roraback Gurnsey of Kirkville, as well as her brother Rev. Elwyn Williams of Oregon.
She will be immensely missed by all who knew her.
Relatives and friends may call from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at the William J.Burke and Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs [(518) 584-5373], followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in the family plot at Jonesville Cemetery, Jonesville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 85 Watervliet Ave,  Albany, NY  12206.

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