Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
April 10, 2012 Issue
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Harry G. ‘Woody’ Schlegel
Retired Video Engineer, 85

Harry G. “Woody” Schlegel of Cochecton, a retired video engineer for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Channel 7 in New York, died Friday, August 5, 2011 at the Julia Robaudo Extended Care Center in Lake Ariel, Pa. He was 85.
The son of Harry Edward and Verna Smith Schlegel, he was born August 1, 1926 in Sunbury, Pa. He was married to Dorothy “Dottie” DeLauro Schlegel.
Woody began his radio career at WKOK in Sunbury, Pa., in 1943. He built his first radio station, WHGB, in Harrisburg, Pa. in 1945, and served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948. He was President of the National Association of Broadcasting Employees and Technicians (NABET) Local #11, and later the Regional Director of NABET, and Regional Director of Network Affairs for NABET. He was past president of the Cochecton Democratic Club, the Cochecton Preservation Society, and the New York CB Club. He was a past Democratic Committeeman for the Town of Cochecton, and past vice-chairman of the Sullivan County Democratic Committee. He was also the owner and operator of Eagles Nest Electronics and CB Repair Shop. He was a Boy Scout Leader in East Brunswick, NJ, and a Sunday School Teacher.
A family statement reads: “Woody was a joy and an inspiration, a loving husband, father and grandfather.”
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” DeLauro Schlegel, at home; his children, Bruce Schlegel and his wife Julia Ann of Youngsville and Cindy Beliawsky of Florida; his step-children, Diane Jesmonth and her husband Philip of Albany and their children, Kaitlyn and Christine, John Lisone and his wife Robyn of East Haven, Conn.; and his beloved dog Bear at home. He was predeceased by two sisters, Audrey and Rhoda Schlegel.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 8 at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Lake Huntington. Father Bill Scully, OFM, officiated. Burial was made in East Cochecton Cemetery, East Cochecton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY 12775 or the Kidney Dialysis Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
Arrangements are by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Callicoon, NY.

Evelyn Marie Kerber, 86
August 25, 1924 - August 7, 2011

Evelyn Marie Kerber, formerly of Southampton, Englewood and Hillsdale, NJ, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Rock Hill surrounded by her family. She was 86.
The daughter of the late Howard Neighmond and Gertrude DeCamp Neighmond, she was born August 25, 1924 in Englewood, NJ. She was the widow of Jack G. Kerber who predeceased her on May 12, 1989.
Evelyn was a member of the Church of the Holy Eucharist where she was a Eucharistic Minister and sang in the choir. She was also a member of Touch at Leisuretown.
She is survived by her sons; John Michael Kerber (Ruth) and Carl D. Kerber (Ruth); her daughters: Carolyn Ramsay (Walt), Christine Kerber and Judith Konefal (Edward Levine); 13 grandchildren: Jennifer (Kerber) Droukas (Eric), David Kerber, Athena (Rivera) Yeleck (James), Rosemarie (Ramsay) Escalera (Julio), Jessica (Konefal) Burwick (Jared), Vanessa Konefal, Jack Konefal, Karen (Ramsay) Crawford (Steven), Denise (Ramsay) Coffey (Charlie), Ashley Levine, Adam Levine (Laura), Alex Levine and Aaron Levine; five great-grandchildren: Alicia Coffey, Brandon Coffey, Brenden Hooks, Alexandra Droukas and Natalie Levine.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughters, Joyce and June Kerber, and a grandson, Walter Ramsay Jr.
Evelyn will be remembered for her love of family and the musical gift that she shared joyfully, singing God's love and mercy whenever she could.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 10 at 9:15 a.m. at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 180 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro, NY. Interment of her ashes will be held at a later date at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly, NJ.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Touch at Leisuretown, 202 North Plymouth Court, Southampton, NJ 08088 and Spectrum for Living, 210 Rivervale Rd., Suite #3, River Vale, NJ 07675.
Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit

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