Sullivan County Democrat
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April 10, 2012 Issue
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Carl Joseph Fritz
Partner, Fritz Brothers Well Drilling, 64

Carl Joseph Fritz of Honesdale, Pa., a partner with Fritz Brothers Well Drilling and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. He was 64.
Son of the late George F. and Mildred I. Herrman Fritz, he was born December 3, 1946 in Honesdale.
He attended Honesdale Catholic School and later joined the Pennsylvania National Guard. Carl was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale. He was a member of Welcome Lake Rod and Gun Club, the Honesdale Golf Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1858 and their Home Association, a Director of the Wayne County Fair and past president of the PA Water Well Association.
Carl, known as “Big D” to family and friends, enjoyed spending his winters in Bradenton, FL with friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed shooting sporting clays. Carl loved his grandchildren and spending time with them.
He is survived by his sons who he referred to as his four “Angels,” Tony Fritz and fiancée Jamie Mousley, Matthew Fritz and wife Diana, Stephen Fritz, and Jonathan Fritz and wife Donna, all of Honesdale; his loving and devoted partner, Carolyn Siepiela of Honesdale; his brothers, Charles and George (Bucky) Fritz; sisters Miriam Frisch, Janet Michael, Carol McGinnis, Susan Ridd, Connie Carmody and Karen Johnson; his former wife and lifelong friend Nancy Fritz; grandchildren Miranda, Evan, Azlyn, Bennett, Lucas and Sawyer; his extended family, Alyson Burkavage, Mari DeNoie and husband Bayard, Eric Siepiela and wife Christina and their children Alexis and Josh Burkavage and Jocelyn and Nicholas DeNoie; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Michael and Gerald Fritz and sisters JoAnn Nell and Barbara Fritz.
As per his request, cremation will be held at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated Monday, August 1, 2011 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale with the Rev. Martin Boylan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Honesdale National Bank, PO Box 350, Honesdale, PA 18431 to be used for leukemia research at Penn State University Medical Center. Please note “In Memory of Carl Fritz” in the memo.
Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc. 428 Main St. Honesdale. Condolences:

Emily Virginia Hallock
Retired USPS Rural Carrier, 77

Emily Virginia Hallock went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 30, 2011. She was 77.
Born May 31, 1934, in Shohola, Pa., she was the daughter of Francis and Margaret Harder Knecht.
Emily was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Douglas Joseph Hallock, who passed away in 1995.
Emily retired from the U.S. Postal Service where she was a Rural Letter Carrier. She was a member of the Narrowsburg Methodist Church, Tusten Historical Society, and former Town of Tusten Historian.
Her greatest joys in life were her church, family and genealogy work. She enjoyed spending hours searching for long lost relatives and contributed greatly to the Historical Society.
Surviving are her sons Clark (children Heather, Amanda, Marlena, [children Tyler and Jason] Ray, and Corrin) and Scott; daughters Jenny Snedeker, her husband Roger (children Craig and Dawn) and Dawn Martin and husband Edwin, (children Beth and Rebecca); sister Dorothy Foster and husband Douglas; brother Francis Knecht and wife Linda; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be visitation at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg at 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2011 followed by a service at 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be at the Glen Cove Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Narrowsburg Methodist Church, Tusten Historical Society or Orange Sullivan Hospice.
Arrangements by Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg NY, 845-252-3901.

Jeanne Randall McCullough
Retired Visual Arts Teacher, 74

Jeanne Randall McCullough, age 74, of New Paltz passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her residence in New Paltz.
Born on April 14, 1937, she was raised on the family dairy farm in Callicoon. She was the daughter of the late Howard and the late Tyyne (Falkenberg) Hermann. Her first husband, Healy Randall, predeceased her in 1977. She later married Edward T. McCullough, on July 25, 1992 at The Reformed Church, New Paltz where she was a member.
She was an active church member. She was a Deaconess, and a former Sunday School Teacher, chairwoman of the Woman’s Service and Fellowship Group (SIS), and a past secretary of the New Paltz Christian Council.
In 1957 she received her AAS degree in advertising design from Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica. She worked for General Electric in Utica as a technical illustrator.
In 1961 she received her BA from the New Paltz Teachers College. After graduation, she taught visual arts at Rondout Valley Central School for 32 years before retiring in 1992. While at Rondout Valley Central School she was a yearbook adviser for 22 years, an art department coordinator for 15 years, and a member of the NYS United Teachers Association.
Jeanne was interested in international relations. She sponsored a Greek High School student for one year through the AFS program, and also sponsored an Afghan Refugee family.
With friends and family she enjoyed traveling Europe, and its history, art, and architecture. She was an outdoor enthusiast – her outdoor activities included downhill skiing, cross country skiing, hiking, canoeing, bicycling, and motorcycling. Jeanne was an animal lover. She rescued many cats from the shelter.
Jeanne is survived by her husband, Edward T. McCullough; two daughters, Mary Jeanne Randall-Dunn and her husband David Dunn of Lake Katrine, Sharon and her husband George Grammas of New Paltz; two sisters, twin Joyce and husband Victor Brooks of Callicoon, and Helen and John Kohrs of Beach Lake, Pa.; two brothers, Henry Hermann of Callicoon, and Howard and wife Carol Hermann of Loudon, TN; stepdaughters, Katherine Eng of NC and Karen and husband Robert Augustine of Kingston; stepsons, Paul and Nancy McCullough of Lakeland, FL, Brian and Lisa McCullough of Waldwick, NJ, Edward and Keri McCullough of Moorsville, NC, and Patrick and Maura McCullough of Summit, NJ; two grandsons, Brendan and Kyle Dunn; stepgranddaughters, Anna, Nicole, Megan; three stepgrandsons, Alex, Mark and James; dogs, Angel and Muffy. She was predeceased by her first husband, Healy A. Randall; and sister and husband, Mary Ann and Robert White.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 31 at the New Paltz Reformed Church with the Rev. Howard Major III, officiating.
Burial was in the New Paltz Rural Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, NY 12401.
Funeral Arrangements are by Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561. (845)255-1212. If anyone wishes to express condolences online please go to

Chris Allen Long
Employee at Fulton Well Drilling, 63

Chris Allen Long of Callicoon, an employee of Fulton Well Drilling and a lifetime area resident, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 63.
The son of Clinton and Grace Weiss Long, he was born February 5, 1948 in Callicoon. He was married to Elizabeth “Betty” Diehl Long.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Allan Milk VFW Post #7276 of Long Eddy.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Diehl Long, at home; his sister, Nancy Sipple and her husband Ed of Minnesota; his brother, Phil Long and his wife Brenda of Callicoon; his brothers and sisters-in-law Peter and Alice Diehl, William and Carol Diehl, and Jack and Helen Diehl, all of Callicoon; many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews; and his little dog Scooter.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Route 52 in Jeffersonville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 4 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Jeffersonville Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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