Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
April 10, 2012 Issue
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John Wilson Kline
Retired Dairy Farmer and Plumber, 78

John Wilson Kline of Swan Lake, a retired dairy farmer and plumber, died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 78.
The son of Wilson Evan and Anna Berry Tyrell Kline, he was born October 30, 1932 in New Brunswick, N.J.
He was a member of the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension, and a former commissioner of the White Sulphur Springs Fire District. He was a member of the Somerset County Grange in Middlebush, N.J. and the Franklin Township Fire Company in Middlebush, and served in the U.S. Army in the Military Police.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Esther Latterman Kline, at home; two daughters, Sandy Gain (Thomas) of Kenoza Lake and Betty Jane Morandi (Robert Bill) of Camillus; his son, John W. Kline Jr. (Tracy) of Youngsville; his sister, Betty Jane Coretti of Lakewood, N.J.; his brother, Harry Nevin Kline (Susan) of Middlebush, N.J.; nine grandchildren: Thomas, Ryan, and Matthew Gain, Christopher and Mickela Morandi, and Michelle, Vanessa, Brianna and Benjamin Kline; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Middlebush, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or to the charity of one’s choice.

Tammy Lynn Steffens Reichenbaugh
Cafeteria Worker at Sullivan West Elementary, 40

Tammy Lynn Steffens Reichenbaugh of North Branch died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 40.
The daughter of Fred and Peggy Brockner Steffens, she was born July 12, 1971 in Liberty.
Tammy was a cafeteria worker at Sullivan West Elementary School in Jeffersonville.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Reichenbaugh, at home; her parents, Fred and Peggy Brockner Steffens of North Branch; her children, Steven Steffens and Felicia Marie Reichenbaugh, at home; her brother, Dale Steffens and his wife Karin of Callicoon; her father-in-law, Paul Reichenbaugh Sr. of Ferndale; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Edward and Georgianna Reichenbaugh of Liberty and Paul and Mary Reichenbaugh of Harrisburg, Pa.; her aunts and uncles, Lee and Al Judson of Chambersburgh, Pa., Alan and Ruth Brockner, Arlene Young, Paul Brockner, Patty and Billy Conklin, Jenny and Frank Bauernfeind, John and Joann Brockner, all of North Branch, and Manus and Anne Spanier of Prescott, Ariz.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at the Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY; 845-482-4280.

Mary Anne Seidl
Homemaker, 66

Mary Anne Seidl, a lifelong resident of Callicoon, died Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 66.
The daughter of the late Raphael and Minnie Petrowsky Shaara, she was born January 4, 1945 in Callicoon. She was married to Josef Seidl.
Mrs. Seidl was a homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Church in Callicoon.
She is survived by her husband, Josef Seidl, at home; her daughter, Mary Nicoletti and husband Robert; her son, Joe Seidl and his wife Laura; nine grandchildren: Sarah, Anthony, Elizabeth Nicoletti, and Colin, Olivia, Emma, Ethan, Molly, and Sofia Seidl; her sisters, Helen Shaara and Virginia Jamieson; her brother, Joseph Shaara; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Anne Lucy Shaara.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon with Father Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating.
Burial will be in Callicoon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY; 845-482-4280.

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