Sullivan County Democrat
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April 10, 2012 Issue
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Alice L. Long
Homemaker, 79

Alice L. Long of Hancock, died on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Bridgewater Center, Binghamton. She was 79.
She was born on July 2, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Arthur and Marguerite (Hart) DeMayo. Alice had two marriages, one to Osmer Long, and another to Mario Darder II, who both predeceased her.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Hancock for many years and she was very active in her family’s lives. Alice was a wonderful mother and grandmother.
Surviving are eight children, Walt and wife Melaney Long, William and wife Lois Long, James Long, Marguerite Long, Mario Robert Darder III, Denise and husband John Dirig, Christine Leonard, and Lori and husband Ray Raub; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward and wife Madeline DeMayo and Ronald and wife Patricia DeMayo; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Long Eddy, with Father Ignatius officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Long Eddy.
Donations in Alice’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, Long Eddy or to St. Paul’s Church, Hancock.
Arrangements by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.

John Irving Loughlin
Educator and Coach, 86

John Irving Loughlin of Rock Hill, formerly of Medina, NY, died peacefully at home Thursday, March 31, 2011. He was 86.
He was born January 17, 1925 in Herkimer, NY, the son of Mary T. and Irving Loughlin.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served in the Pacific during World War II as quartermaster and navigator aboard the USS C.S. Badger, a destroyer. He returned from the Navy and completed high school where he began a lifelong passion for coaching high school sports.
He graduated from Brockport State Teachers College in 1952 and began teaching health and physical education at Monroe High School in Rochester. In 1955 he moved to Medina, where he began a 26-year career with the Medina Central School district. He served in a variety of capacities including teaching assignments, as athletic director, as an assistant principal and director of transportation. He coached track and baseball, but his great love was football where as head coach he compiled a record of 135 wins, 50 losses, and 7 ties, over 24 seasons. He took great satisfaction from the Mustangs being league champions 13 times during his career. He also refereed high school and college basketball for almost three decades. During his residency in Medina, he served his community in a variety of capacities including as a Village Trustee, a member of the Board of Education, and one of the founding members of the Armory Committee for the YMCA.
In 1992 he moved with his wife, Joanna N. Loughlin, to Rock Hill, to be closer to their children residing in metropolitan New York City. In Rock Hill, he served on the Board of Directors of Emerald Green Homeowners Association and the Finance Committee of St. Joseph’s Parish of Wurtsboro. He was also a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and, more recently, the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph’s Parish.
John is survived by Joanna, his wife of 57 years; three children, John (and Darlene) of Rye, James of Manhattan, and Joseph (and Suzanne) of Rock Hill; as well as four grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Parish, 180 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, with Fr. Peter Madori officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, New York 12550, or to the Sullivan County SPCA, P.O. Box 995, Rock Hill, NY 12775.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit

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