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March 10, 2009 Issue
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Mae Feingold Roth, 92

Mae Feingold Roth of New York City, formerly of Jeffersonville, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, died on Friday, December 12, 2008 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.
Mae was born October 3, 1916 in Bronx, NY. She spent much of her childhood in North Branch, NY at the Woodland House, her parents’ hotel. She raised her family in Jeffersonville while running the family business, Roth’s Laundry, with her beloved husband, Arthur.
Her gracious hospitality and love of people made her home, the Blue Victorian of Jeffersonville, and later, at her home in New York City, a center for friends and family. There was always room for more guests at her table. Her sparkle and joy of life drew people to her. She maintained close relationships for 92 years, despite time and distance.
Words cannot express how much she will be missed.
She is survived by her children, Matthew and Barbara Roth of Florida, Jessica and Paul Jones, MD, of Forestburgh, Amy Roth and Bill Kyburz of NY, as well as by nine grandchildren, their spouses, and by three great-grandsons, her sister, Jean Euben, of NC and her brother, Hi Frank of Florida.
Mae was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur, and by two daughters, Tina Roth and Ellen Roth Reisman.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., 388 Broadway, Monticello, NY. Rabbi Michelle Medwin officiated.
Burial was made in the Jeffersonville Hebrew Cemetery, State Route 52, between Jeffersonville and Youngsville.
Funeral arrangements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc. Monticello. To send the family a condolence note visit the website at www.josephngarlickfuneral

Leon Kantrowitz, 78

Leon “Leibel” Kantrowitz, 78, a lifelong resident of Woodridge, died Wednesday, December 17, 2008 in Horton Memorial Hospital due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.
Leibel was an extraordinarily gifted and talented mechanic and was the owner/operator of Kantrowitz Bros. Garage in Woodridge for over 30 years.
He was an active member and former trustee of Congregation Ohave Shalom in Woodridge; a committed member and past master of Fallsburg Masonic Lodge #1122; former Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge, near Grand Lodge of NY; an honorary lifetime member and past chief of the Woodridge Fire Dept. Automotive repair was Leibel’s life profession, and the hallmark of his work was the personal service and care that he provided to all his customers, complimented always by his genuine kindness and his own brand of humor. Leibel was a devoted father to his children, Robert & his wife, Rebecca, their children, Molly and Joshua of Syracuse, NY, Norman of Rock Hill, NY, Wendy, her husband, Michael, their son, Ryan of Woodridge, NY. Leibel is also survived by Linda Kantrowitz of Wurtsboro, NY, mother to Robert, Norman and Wendy; brothers, Isaac “Yits” Kantrowitz & his wife, Gloria of Woodridge, NY and William “Velvel” Kantrowitz and his wife Ruth of Long Beach, NY; sister, Sally Beer and her husband, Leon of Brooklyn, NY; sister-in-law, Shirley, widow to his brother Sholom Kantrowitz of Woodridge, NY, who predeceased him in 2005; nine nieces, one nephew and many dear friends.
The family offers our heartfelt thanks to Grace Ampofo, for the exceptional round-the-clock care that she consistently provided “Papa” over the last two years.
Funeral services for Leibel were held Thursday, December 18 at Congregation Ohave Shalom in Woodridge with Rabbis I. Goodman and H. Grossman officiating. Burial followed in the Congregation Ohave Shalom Synagogue Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Contributions in memory of Leibel Kantrowitz may be made to Congregation Ohave Shalom, Woodridge, NY; Hebrew Day School of Sullivan/Ulster County, Kiamesha Lake, NY; or Syracuse Hebrew Day School, located on Thompson Road in Syracuse, NY.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home of Monticello;

Jo Berman, 48

Jo Berman, 48, of New York City, lost her hard-fought battle with breast cancer on December 15, 2008, surrounded by loving family and friends.
Jo, a graduate of Liberty Central High School, earned an AA degree at Cazenovia College, as well as a BS from the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.
Jo’s public relations career included work in film, television and radio, beginning in 1982 at Good Morning America. Jo was a cofounder of First Take, a strategic marketing and planning company for her Industry. She was an active parent in the Trevor Day School, and also participated in many Central Synagogue charitable causes, including the Ronald McDonald House and City Meals on Wheels. In recent years, Jo was also champion for patient rights and advocacy.
Jo touched many lives and left an imprint through her words and actions. Her warmth and generosity were legendary.
Jo is lovingly survived by her husband, Jeffrey Dubnick; a son, Luka Aaron Dubnick; parents, Elizabeth and Barry Berman of Monticello, NY; sister, Erica Berman of Albany, NY and brothers, Mitchell Berman and his wife Barbara of West Long Branch, NJ and Darrell Berman and his wife Pamela of Kinderhook, NY. Additional survivors include mother-in-law, Selma Dubnick of Old Tappan, NJ, Joshua Dubnick of Hopatcong, NJ, Ruth Levy of Watertown, MA, and Deborah Levy of Park Ridge, NJ. Jo is also survived by six nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and an extended family of loving, compassionate friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 18, at Central Synagogue at 652 Lexington Avenue at 55th Street in New York City.
Graveside services were held and burial was made at Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Liberty, NY.
Contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House in Manhattan.
Arrangements were by Plaza Jewish Community Chapel; 212-769-4400 or visit www.plazajewish

Frederick H. Hermann
Retired Dairy Farmer, 90

Frederick H. Hermann, 90, of Callicoon, NY, a retired Dairy Farmer and former Town of Delaware Town Clerk and a lifetime resident of the area, died Monday, December 15, 2008 at Roscoe Community Nursing Home.
Son of the late Walter and Julia Miller Hermann, he was born June 20, 1918 in Callicoon, NY.
He was a leader for 4H, Reserve Member of the Callicoon Fire Department, member of the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension and member of the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps.
Survivors include his loving wife, Eileen Breiner Hermann at home; daughters: Suzanne Hennig and husband, William of Cochecton, Kathleen Aleschus of Callicoon, Patricia Lakits and husband, Ken of California; sons: Frederick of Washington State, Glenn Hermann and his fiance, Cathy Barnes of Cochecton, Chris Hermann and his wife, Jennifer of Callicoon and Jaime Hermann and his wife, Jennifer of Georgia; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his former wife, Margot Zetzman; two brothers, Paul and Quinton, and two sisters, Matilda and Helen.
Services were held Thursday, December 18 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon, NY with the Rev. Nancy Asbury officiating.
Burial was made in Hortonville Cemetery, Hortonville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Callicoon Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 806, Callicoon, NY 12723 or the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, PO Box 238, Hankins, NY 12741.

Helen E. Sabinsky, 86

Helen E. Sabinsky, of Loch Sheldrake, died on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was 86.
The daughter of the late Stella and John Sereda, she was born April 9, 1922 Ellenville, NY. She was the widow of Joseph M. Sabinsky.
Helen was a life member of the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; the Loch Sheldrake Senior Citizen; and a Charter Member of the Loch Sheldrake Ambulance Corp.
In a family statement it was said, “Mom enjoyed art and oil painting, ceramics, sewing, gardening and the Catskill Art Society, but what she enjoyed most was working along with her husband of 50 years in the family business which is still being run by their son, Bruce. She was a true homemaker, always being there especially for her husband and their sons in every aspect, her father and sisters as well as the whole family.”
Survivors include two sons, Bruce Sabinsky and his wife, Marge, of Loch Sheldrake and James Sabinsky of Springfield, NJ; four grandchildren: Megan Guy, Carolyn, Taylor and Ryan Sabinsky; three great-grandchildren: Trevor, Joseph and Lillie; and one sister, Kathryn Draganchuk.
She was predeceased by a son, Thomas; one grandson, Brian; and two sisters, Mary Sereda and Anna Noval.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 19, at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 20, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Route 42, Woodbourne at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Woodbourne.
Memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Drive, Kingston, NY 12401.
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home. For further info., please visit the website at www.colonialbryantfuneral or call 845-434-7363.

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