Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
April 10, 2012 Issue
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James Frederick Mullinex
March 30, 1946 - November 26, 2011

James Frederick Mullinex, also known as the Mountain Man of Buck Brook, a lifelong resident of Buck Brook-Roscoe, NY, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at his residence. He was 65.
The son of the late Herbert Uriah Mullinex and the late Dorothy Pauline Conklin, he was born March 30, 1946.
In 1958, he became the foster son of George and Johann Schoonmaker and resided with them until he joined the Army in 1967. He served a tour in Vietnam and returned to Buck Brook never to leave it again.
He is survived by his siblings, Elizabeth Macken, Herbert Harold Mullinex, John Mullinex, Nancy Bathrick, Tom Mullinex, Joanne Musto, Deborah Schoonmaker Allison, and Laura Schoonmaker, and several nieces and nephews.
His unique character and disposition will long be missed by those who knew him and appreciated him.
“May God have him in his arms a half hour before the Devil knows he’s gone!”
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2011 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Obernburg, NY.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY; 482-4280.

Gertrude M. Cross
Retired from U.S. Postal Service, 92

Gertrude M. Cross, formerly of Loch Sheldrake, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Royal Palm Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Vero Beach, FL. She was 92.
Born in Hurleyville, she has been a resident of Fort Pierce, FL for the past 37 years.
Prior to retirement, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Loch Sheldrake for 27 years. Gertrude had been a 4-H Club Leader for 25 years in Liberty, NY; she was a member of the Crafty Ladies in the Bellaire community of Ft. Pierce and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She enjoyed crafts and crocheting.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Raymond P. Cross, of Fort Pierce, FL; daughters, Donna Rae LaPolt (Robert) of New Paltz, Nancy Lee (Thomas) Saunders of New Paltz, and Patricia Gail Halprin of Loch Sheldrake; son, Raymond Renno Cross of Port St. Lucie, FL; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Roxane Lang; three brothers, Arthur, Adelbert and Leo Mentnech; and great-granddaughter, Gabriel.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Fort Pierce, FL.
Arrangements are under the care of Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, FL.
Friends may visit the online guest register book at

Amy Elizabeth Sattler, 23
December 19, 1987 - November 29, 2011

Amy Elizabeth Sattler of Jeffersonville, a lifetime area resident, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 23.
The daughter of William and Kelly Hendrickson Sattler, she was born December 19, 1987 in Harris.
Amy was not only a wonderful daughter, she was a beautiful person inside and out. She was filled with so much love and never left without a hug and a kiss and an “I love you.” Our lives will never be the same without her beautiful smile and her ability to make you feel as if you were special and loved. She was our sunshine, our life. She loved music and being outdoors, especially on a four-wheeler. So in our effort to give Amy what she would want, we will have a memorial built by her “Poppa Bear,” so that she may spend her eternity at her happiest place to be. When the time is appropriate we will notify her friends so thay may share her love of nature.
She is survived by her parents, William and Kelly Sattler of Jeffersonville; four sisters, Alisha Sattler Purdy and her husband Gregg of Monticello, Bridget Sattler of Albany, Ashley Sattler and Heather Sattler of Jeffersonville; one brother, William Sattler Jr. of Jeffersonville; her paternal grandmother, Heidi Sattler of Jeffersonville; her maternal grandmother, Sylvia Hendrickson of Jeffersonville; four nieces, Ariana and Piper Purdy and Memphis and Clover Oathout; her brother-in-law, Edward Oathout; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville; 482-4280.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 3 at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville.

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