Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
April 10, 2012 Issue
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Ann W. Galvin
Retired Registered Nurse, 64

Ann W. Galvin of White Sulphur Springs, NY, a retired registered nurse for Achieve Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, Liberty, NY, and a longtime area resident, died Monday, May 30, 2011 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh, NY. She was 64.
The daughter of the late John F. and Eleanor Collins White, she was born September 1, 1946 in New London, CT.
Ann was a member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and a member of the New York State Nurses Association. She enjoyed traveling. In a family statement it was said that “Ann will be remembered as the person who loved to teach people how to eat M&Ms and ice cream.”
Survivors include her husband, Raymond G. Galvin, at home; four daughters, Beth Ann Smith of Florida, Kathy Ruprecht of Jackson, NJ, Maureen Zadzielski and her husband Tony of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, and Gerri Carney and her husband Sean of Lenoir, NC; one stepson, Raymond Plumlee and his wife Merrill of Stony Point, NY; two brothers, Bob White and his wife Carole of New Hampshire, and John F. White Jr. and his wife Raywyn of New Zealand; her godmother, Alice Macintosh of Providence, RI; ten grandchildren, Samantha, Noelle, Don, Shannon, Chrissy, Tony, Lindsey, Taylor, Dylan, and Kyra; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011 at the White Sulphur United Methodist Church, Route 52, White Sulphur Springs with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, PO Box 308, White Sulphur Springs, NY 12787 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY. 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 or

Dorothy Gottschalk
March 20, 1918 - May 29, 2011

Dorothy Gottschalk, a lifetime resident of Hankins, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at her home. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Edward and Amanda Engert McGuire, Dorothy was born on March 20, 1918 in Hankins.
A homemaker, she was the widow of Phillip S. Gottschalk.
She was also a member of St. Tammany Chapter 492, Order of the Eastern Star, in Callicoon and the Hankins United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Phillip E. Gottschalk and his wife, Andrea, of Florida; daughter Lou Ann Kelting of Vermont; her grandchildren, Christine Gottschalk, Ann Marie Gottschalk, Tammy Hempstead and her husband, Tracy; Edward Kelting and his fiance Mary Schumacher; Kevin Kelting, and Heidi Hulse; and great-grandchildren Hunter and Skyler Hempstead, Brian and Cody Kelting and Amanda Hulse.
Funeral services were held at the Hankins United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 2 .
Burial was made in the Hortonville Cemetery, Hortonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550 or to the Hankins United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 44, Hankins, NY 12741.
Arrangements are by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon.

Norman Bleach, 93
August 2, 1917 - May 31, 2011

Norman Bleach of Ft. Pierce, Fla., a WWII Purple Heart Army Veteran, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Lake Forest Park Assisted Living Facility. He was 93.
He was born August 2, 1917 in Monticello, NY, the son of the late Max and Yvette Bleach. He married Lydia Cortese in 1942, who preceded him in death in 2004. 
He owned a clothing store, was a car salesman, a veterans counselor, a teacher for disabled children, and a volunteer at the Palm Beach Gardens Veterans Hospital. He was a member of seven veterans and service organizations, both in Monticello and in Florida. 
He is preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Bennett; and survived by a sister, Barbara Newberg; a brother, Arnold Bleach; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sherry Bleach of Bowie, MD; and a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Chris Wirths of Ft. Pierce, FL, as well as three granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3 at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, 5601 Greenwood Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL. Rabbi Yosef Grodsky will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the organization of your choice. 

Susanna Garzon
Retired Nurses’ Aide, 94

Susanna Garzon of Monticello died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility in Liberty. She was 94.
The daughter of the late Mary and George Repko, she was born October 20, 1916 in Summit Hill, Pa.
Sue worked in the Hamilton Avenue and Monticello Hospitals as a nurses’ aide for many years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Church, the Catholic Daughters, Ladies of the Night, the Red Hat Society and Bethel Seniors Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Christina Greenhalgh; her grandchildren, Maria and Ralph Greenhalgh; and four great-grandchildren; her loving sister, Mary A. Monroe; her niece, Josephine (Charles) Ketcham; nephews, Brian (Wanda) Monroe, Mathew Monroe, Robert (Lynn) Monroe, and Albert (Susan) Monroe; great-nieces, Melinda Ketcham-Meddaugh (Josh), Holli Monroe; great-nephews, Shane Ketcham, Christopher Monroe, Craig Monroe, Paul Gomez, Ryan Monroe and Dillon Monroe; two sisters, Rose Jordahl and Helen Mortimer; and two sons, Sandy and Peter Garzon.
She was predeceased by her husband, Manuel Garzon; her sister Ann; her brothers, Mike and George; and a nephew, Michael Monroe.
Family and friends are invited to gather from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at the VanInwegen-Kenny Inc., Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, June 3 at the funeral home.
Interment of her ashes will be held at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information, please visit

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