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January 7, 2011

Florence Marjorie Baum
January 23, 1921 - January 1, 2011

Florence Marjorie Baum of Sparta, Tenn. and formerly of Jeffersonville, N.Y., and Homestead, Florida, passed away Saturday morning, January 1, 2011 at NHC of Sparta. She was 89.
The daughter of the late Lester and Marion Fraser Simonson Sr., she was born January 23, 1921 in Camden, N.J.
Mrs. Baum was a full-time homemaker and mom but also worked at Sullivan’s Department Store in Liberty, and later at the Senior Citizens Center in Homestead, Florida.
She is survived by her five children: Janet Klein of Sparta, Tenn., Edward Baum Jr. of Miami, Fla., Russell Baum of Rock Island, Tenn., Terry Lynn Baum of Quebeck, Tenn., and Cheryl Baum of Youngsville; a brother, Lester Simonson Jr. of Jeffersonville; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at Hunter Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Hunter Funeral Home, Sparta, Tennessee, is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin J. Lindgren, 87
February 25, 1923 - December 21, 2010

Edwin J. Lindgren, age 87,died Friday, December 21, 2010.
He was born on February 25, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Edward and Louise Barkey Lindgren.
Edwin was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a resident of White Lake, and a past president and active member of Beechwood Community Club.
Edwin was the beloved husband of the late Alice Stackpole Lindgren; loving and devoted father of Michael (Althea), Paul (Michele), Regina (Steven), and Denise (Donald); brother of June Katzenberger; and proud grandfather of Jeff, Michael, Evan, Elise and Brandon.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, December 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Herndon, VA.
A memorial service will be held this summer in White Lake.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Camp Nejeda, P.O. Box 156, Stillwater, NJ 07875 or Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Elizabeth Theresa Heady
Retired Employee of Woodcrest Nursing Home, 78

Elizabeth Theresa Heady died peacefully on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, surrounded by her loving husband and daughters at home on Lake Anawanda in Callicoon Center. She was 78.
The daughter of Henry and Helen Widmer, Betty grew up in Queens, NY, and graduated Newtown High School in 1949.  Her favorite childhood memories included summer vacations with the Kelly family in Allaben, NY, where they swam in the creek, hiked in the woods, and spent evenings on the front porch.
She met her devoted husband Walter in 1953 while on summer vacation with friends at Breezy Knoll Acres in Greene County, NY. Betty and Walter have been happily married since 1956 and have three daughters and six grandchildren. Before retiring in 1993, Betty worked at Woodcrest Center Nursing Home in New Milford, NJ.
Betty lived in Northvale, NJ, with Walter and their family for 35 years, and in 1974, they started spending summers at their cabin on Lake Anawanda. In 1994, Betty and Walter followed their retirement dream and moved permanently to “The Lake,” where Betty pursued her love of fishing, swimming, gardening, and weekend yard sales. Throughout her life, Betty enjoyed spending time outdoors and gathering with family and friends, and she never missed a chance to dance the Lindy with Walter or inspire everyone to join together in song. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, and friend, and she knew how important it was to stop and smell the flowers, listen to the chickadees, and gaze at the stars. Her bright eyes, warm smile, and playful spirit will be missed by all.
Betty is survived by her husband of 54 years, Walter Heady; three daughters: Patricia Haelen and her husband Terry Haelen of Otisville, Susan Gallagher and her husband Tom Gallagher of Old Tappan, NJ, and Laura Heady of Gardiner; six grandchildren: Caden Gallagher, Brady Gallagher, Anabelle Haelen, Emily Haelen, Ashley Haelen, and Jacob Haelen; and many loving cousins.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Saint Aloysius Church, 30 Church Road, Livingston Manor.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church.
Burial will follow at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Route 28, in Shandaken.
The Heady Family would like to thank the nurses of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., for their care, compassion, and support. Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be sent to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements are under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home. For further information please call 845-439-4333 or visit

Earl I. Van Ginhoven
Retired Plumber, 79

Earl I. Van Ginhoven of Mileses, a retired plumber for Callicoon Coal Company and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at his home. He was 79.
The son of the late Jack and Louise Herde Van Ginhoven, he was born April 5, 1931 in Matawan, N.J.
After retiring from Callicoon Coal Company in Callicoon, NY, Earl worked for several years at the Huff House in Fremont. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, and was a member of the Allan Milk Memorial VFW Post #7276 in Long Eddy.
In a family statement, it was said, “Earl had a gruff exterior, but a heart of gold. He loved his little dogs, the countryside and talking about the ‘Good Old Days.’ He will be greatly missed.”
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Van Ginhoven of Long Eddy, and Susan Noren and her husband Joseph of Neversink; two sisters, Miriam Kellam and her husband Alan of Mileses, and Cornelia Zeebrook of Wilmington, Del.; one brother, Robert Van Ginhoven and his wife Doris of Lancaster, Pa.; one granddaughter, Eden Noren; one grandson, Logan Noren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Van Ginhoven, on March 15, 2002.
Graveside services and burial with military honors will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty. The Rev. James O’Rourke will officiate.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Allan Milk Memorial VFW Post #7276, PO Box 33, Long Eddy, NY 12760.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY. 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200.

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