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March 1, 2011

Earl Doderer
Retired Engineering Professor, 76

Earl Doderer of San Antonio passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. He was 76.
Earl was born June 11, 1934, in Monticello, NY.
After graduating from Union College, he started his 21-year career in the Air Force, during which he earned two Master’s Degrees and his PhD from Princeton University, fought in Vietnam and achieved the rank of Colonel. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for a low-fuel late-night mission over Laos where he kept a village illuminated with flares and saved them from enemy attack. After retiring in 1977 and settling in San Antonio, Earl started his second career of 21 years, teaching at Trinity University. During his time there, he touched many students’ lives, both educationally and personally, and earned the position of Professor and Engineering Department Chair. He exemplified selflessness, stewardship, thinking and caring for people.
After a full and blessed life, he leaves behind Sylvia, his wife of 53 years; his four children, Audrey Laird and husband Rick, Jill Rosseau, Mark Doderer and wife Marcy, David Doderer and wife Kristie; 12 grandchildren; a treasured extended family; and countless students, friends and colleagues who were all changed by his life.
Earl’s life was celebrated Sunday, Feb. 20 with a Rosary, and a funeral Mass was held Monday, Feb. 21 at St. Pius X Church, 3909 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio, TX 78209. Interment will be in Ft. Sam National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made in Earl’s memory either to Trinity University’s Engineering Science Department Discretionary Account for the Earl S. Doderer Excellence Award, or to Vinny’s Bistro (St. Vincent de Paul’s downtown “soup kitchen”), remembering Earl’s love for teaching and his care for others in making and sharing homemade soups.

Paul D. Gillow
Retired Electrician, 66

Paul D. Gillow of Long Eddy, a retired electrician of IBEW #363 and lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 27m 2011 in Long Eddy. He was 66.
The son of the late Paul and Alice Minckler Gillow, he was born April 19, 1944 in Roscoe. He was married to Rhonda Darder Gillow.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4478, past fire chief and commissioner for the Long Eddy Fire Department, and a Little League Coach.
Anyone who ever met Paul knew what a great guy he was. He was there for anyone who needed a helping hand, whether it be to pub up a building, run some electric, plow a driveway or take care of a house or hay field. Everyone knew they could count on Paul to help.
Paul played a huge role in the lives of his children, especially on the ball field. Though he often worked hours away from home, he always made it a point to be at all of their sporting events and his voice could always be heard shouting encouragement or, more often, instructions. He guided all his children into becoming better athletes and better, stronger people.
Paul enjoyed many years of playing ball and he was like “Norm,” wherever he went, everyone knew his name. He also enjoyed the many memories of traveling cross country with his family in the family motor home.
Paul was a very active member of St. Patrick’s Church Parish, taking part in all church activities. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Rhonda Darder Gillow, at home; his son, Beau; daughters, Monica Carmen and Mariah; his grandchildren, Arie, Ben and Zoe; his brothers, Robert, Karl, and John; his sisters, Sarah, Dawn, and Mary; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3 at St. Patrick’s Church in Long Eddy, with Father Ignatius Smith, O.F.M. officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Eddy Hose Company, Long Eddy, NY 12760.

John A. Bailey Sr., 93
Oct. 15, 1917 - Feb. 22, 2011

John A. Bailey Sr. of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Kiamesha Lake, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011. He was 93.
He was co-owner of Bailey’s Lake and Campgrounds with his brother Ken.
John was a veteran of WWII, receiving the Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific service medal, European-African-Middle Eastern service medal, American defense service medal, Bronze Star, Presidential unit emblem, American Campaign medal, WWII Victory medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Honorable Service Lapel Button, and Marksman Badge with rifle bar.
Survivors include his son, John, Jr. of Lutz, Fla.; daughter Lois of Millerton; three grandchildren, Albert, Scott and Kristy; and two great-grandchildren, Emma & Albert John.
John was pre-deceased by his brother Kenneth, and sisters Mary and Alice Jean.
Services will be held at a later date at Sarasota National Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at Oakwood Manor.
Memorial donations may be made to The Women's Exchange, Sarasota, Fla.

Ann Knise, 80
January 22, 1931 - February 12, 2011

Ann (Roberto) Knise passed away on February 12th at the Heart of Georgia Hospice in Perry, Ga., after a long battle with breast cancer. Ann was 80 years old and a resident of Warner Robins, Ga., at the time of her death. For much of her life she resided in Callicoon before retiring to Highland Beach, Fla. with her beloved husband, Frederick “Sonny” Knise, who predeceased her in 2007.
Ann was a loving mother and is survived by her four children: Dennis (Leila) of Randolph, Mass.; Dan (Kathi) of McLean, Va.; Pamela of Byron, Ga.; and David (Audra) of Los Gatos, Calif.; nine grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Schroeder of North Canton, Conn.; a brother, Joseph Roberto of Canton, Conn.; and many nieces and nephews. Brother Frederick Roberto and twin sister Rose predeceased Ann.
Ann was an accomplished seamstress and arts and crafts devotee who worked in New York’s fashion industry before marrying Sonny and moving to upstate New York in 1954.
Memorial donations can be made in Ann’s name to:  Heart of Georgia Hospice Inpatient Care, 1120 Morningside Drive, Perry, GA 31069.


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