Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
March 10, 2009 Issue
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Joseph E. Quinlan
Self-employed Contractor, 73

Joseph E. Quinlan, a longtime Sullivan County resident and former resident of Wallington, NJ, died Friday, November 28, 2008 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 73.
The son of the late John and Dorothy Bower Quinlan, he was born August 4, 1935 in New Jersey.
He was a self-employed home improvement contractor in Wallington, NJ.
Survivors includes his wife of 51 years, Lorraine Laszig Quinlan at home; two sons, Joseph Quinlan and his wife Sadie of Oakland, NJ, and Patrick Quinlan and his wife Sandy of Smallwood, NY; a daughter, Susan Stagg and husband William of Vernon, NJ; a sister, Kathleen Psarakis of Oak Ridge, NJ; and five grandchildren, James Berrier, Lorraine Stagg, Owen, Kevin and Joseph Quinlan.
Visitation was held December 1, 2008 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 3534 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, December 2 at St. Joseph’s Church in Mongaup Valley.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc., Kauneonga Lake, NY.

Lillian R. Fischer
Retired Seamstress, 91

Lillian R. Fischer of Cochecton, NY, a lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday, December 28, 2008 at her home. She was 91.
The daughter of the late Arden and Margaret Cox Pintler, she was born December 14, 1917 in Liberty, NY. She was the widow of Walter E. Fischer.
She is survived by a sister, Grace Kruk of Tampa, Fla.; two nephews, Charles Stephenson of Tampa, Fla. and Robert Pintler and his wife Wendy of Narrowsburg, NY; tow nieces, Joan Gabriel of Cochecton, and Janet Barnes of Binghamton, NY; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Pintler of Liberty.
She was predeceased by a son, Edward Walter Fischer.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service and interment at Fosterdale Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 4, Lake Huntington, NY 12752.

Ida Lee Sanders

Ida Lee Sanders, born June 2, 1933, passed away December 21, 2008 in Pompano Beach, Florida.
She was the wife of the late Command Sergeant Major Kenneth Lee Sanders. They were residents of Parksville, NY, for many years.
Ida is the beloved mother of Colleen Sanders and Michelle Hammer of Vero Beach, Florida. She is also survived by six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Bill Sanders.
A family statement reads, “She will be missed by so many.”
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 31, 2008 in Arlington National Cemetery.

Doris A. Deckelman D’Ambra

Doris A. D’Ambra of Greenville, Rhode Island died Thursday, December 18, 2008, surrounded by her family after a two day illness, at RI Hospital. She was the wife of the late Anthony F. D’Ambra.
The daughter of the late Charles and Florence Wilhelmina (Huff) Deckelmann, she was born in Obernburg, NY. She was a Greenville resident for over 50 years.
She was a 1945 graduate of the Delaware Valley Central School as well as a graduate of Lenox Hill School of Nursing in New York City. She first worked in the Callicoon Hospital as a registered nurse and later worked as a charge nurse at Roger Williams Hospital in Rhode Island. She also worked as an operating room nurse at Fogarty Hospital and Notre Dame Hospital.
She was past-president of the Association of OR Nurses of RI, a staff developer of Operating Room and Recovery Room at Fogarty Memorial Hospital. She was a longtime member and past-president of the Apple Blossom Garden Club and a longtime participant at St. Philip Church.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Patricia A. D’Ambra of Greenville; her sister, Teresa D. Schanil and her husband William of Obernburg, NY; many nieces and nephews and her very loving dog, Sweet Pea. She was the sister of the late Gerard C. Deckelmann.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 23 in Greenville, RI.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Rhode Island SPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915.
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