Patricia Ann Gray
Former Golf Director, Homowack Resort, 76
Patricia Ann Gray passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 at her home in Monticello following a long and courageous battle with lung disease. She was 76.
The daughter of the late Richard Haggerty and Elizabeth Kinney Reisch, and stepdaughter of the late Louis Reisch, she was born March 12, 1935 in Monticello.
Patti was a graduate of Monticello High School and Russell Sage College in Troy. She spent most of her childhood years growing up in her grandparents' boarding house, the Hotel Kinney, in Bridgeville, in the building that is currently the Old Homestead Restaurant.
Some of her early employment included working as a secretary and executive assistant for Synfleur Labs in Monticello, a telephone operator for the New York Telephone Company and as a teacher of business courses at Monticello High School. During part of the ’60s and throughout the ’70s, she and her husband, the late Ed Gray, operated the pro shop and food concession at the Tarry Brae Golf Course in South Fallsburg. From 1980-87 they owned and operated the Golden Oak Golf Course and Restaurant in Windsor. Patti later held the position of Director of Golf at the Homowack Resort Golf Course in Spring Glen.
Patti enjoyed spending winters at her home in Sarasota, Fla. An accomplished pianist, she always enjoyed entertaining people with her music, both privately and publicly, where she had the ability to draw a crowd.
She is survived by her son, Peter Pashkow, of Ridgewood, NJ; her longtime companion, Bruce Miller, of Monticello; many cousins, including: Debora de Hoyos, Amanda Carlson, Greta Carlson and Linnea Carlson, all of Evanston, Ill., and Linda Cosco of Monticello; and special friends Judy Rhulen and Joli Bassi, both of Monticello, and Dr. Allen Fielding of Philadelphia, all of whom were very helpful during the toughest of times.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello.
Her funeral service will be held on Monday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Mo. Ninon Hutchinson officiating.
Burial will follow at Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Elizabeth Alice Joffe, 78
November 13, 1932 April 24, 2011
After fighting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for many years, Elizabeth “Liz” Joffe of Parksville passed away early Sunday morning, April 24, 2011 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 78.
Born on November 13, 1932 in Léopoldville, Belgian Congo (present day Zaire) to Christian missionary parents Fredrick and Lucretia Rowe, Liz moved back to the States and attended High School in Forest Hills, then pursued a career in fashion working as a fitting model for Anne Klein in Manhattan. In 1958 she married and had two children, Evan and Susan. Liz moved with the children from the city to the Catskills in 1974.
Liz was very creative and had a penchant for passing on her passions especially her love of cooking. She was with The Center for Discovery in Harris from 1991 to 2008, where she worked with many of the residents, teaching them how to cook and develop an appreciation of everyday and holiday food.
She is survived by her son Evan Joffe of Orlando, Fla. and her two grandchildren, Joel Joffe and Anne Joffe; her daughter, Susan Caronia, also of Orlando, Fla. and her two grandchildren, Anthony Caronia and Katrina Caronia; and her very close friend and goddaughter, Cheryl Boehringer, of Parksville, NY.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation www.nationalbreastcancer .org, a cause important to her.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY. 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 www.Harris-FH.com