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Oscar Warren Hall
Fmr. worker at Right Finishing Co., 78

Oscar Warren Hall of Tyler Hill, Pa. and formerly of Newburgh, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 6, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 78.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Doris Fletcher on July 4, 2011. The couple married on August 31, 1952.
Born on October 3, 1933 in Cornwall, N.Y., he is the last surviving member of the Clarence Sr. and Nellie Staples Hall family.
Oscar worked for many years at the former Right Finishing Co. in Monticello, before retiring. He was a member of the Calkins Union Baptist Church.
An outdoorsman, Oscar enjoyed camping and fishing. He and Doris found a special place in Tyler Hill that they enjoyed spending time and together built their retirement home. There, he enjoyed spending time with his family and watching Penn State Football games.
Surviving are his sons Warren Hall and wife Debra of Tyler Hill and Mark Best-Hall and wife Carolyn of Wallkill; his daughters Lois Bartholomew and husband David of Wallkill, and Debra Hall of Cochecton; grandchildren Timothy and Peter Best-Hall, Eric Bartholomew, Rachel Lovelace, Warren and Jereme Hall and Andreas Nedwetzky; 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Clarence Jr., Dewey, William, Herbert and Ralph Hall; a sister Nellie Lovelace and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Calkins Union Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Calkins Union Cemetery. Friends may visit Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Condolences:
Donations can be made to Calkins Union Baptist Church, 525 Calkins Rd. Milanville, PA 18443 or Damascus Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415

Wayne H. Winters
Korean War veteran, 78

Wayne H. Winters of Beach Lake, PA passed away Friday April 6, 2012 at Commonwealth Home & Health & Hospice, Scranton, PA with his wife Marie by his side. He was 78 years old.
The son of the late Harold and Hazel Kentana Winters, he was born August 11, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY.
On November 29, 2011 he married his loving and devoted soul mate of 20 years, Marie Gabel Wingert.
Wayne was a very patriotic man. He loved his country, the flag and what they stood for. He proudly served in the Korean War in the branch of the US Navy from May 1952-May 1956. He received an honorable discharge. He was a plane captain on the VA125 Boxer. He was stationed in San Diego, CA, Norfolk, VA, Japan and Guantonamo Bay, Cuba.
Wayne was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and a very special brother. He will always be remembered for his stories of the war and his years growing up in Brooklyn. He had many stories of times shared with his friends and family from which everyone had many good laughs.
Wayne will forever be remebered for being young at heart and having a great and sometimes crazy sense of humor. He also had a what someone called “Wayneisms”, meaning a special way of saying things. Wayne touched many lives and will be dearly missed.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife Marie, his daughter: Donna Garley and her husband Keith, grandchildren: Claudette, Shawn, John and Danielle, daughter June Winters, grandchildren: April and Jeremy Smith, Kris and Angelika, daughter Crystal Maguire and her husband Kenneth, grandchildren: Samantha, Max, Tj and Jenny, son: Wayne Winters and his wife Isabel, grandchildren: Alex, Scott and Dennis, step-sons: Michael Wingert and his wife Amber, granddaughter: Kyra, Step-son Matthew Wingert and his partner Peter Donato; Great grandchildren: Natalie, Matthew and Esme, sister Geri Hughes, niece: Dawn Hughes, nephew John, niece MaryKay, nephew Michael and Schky Mangin.
Wayne is predeceased by his previous wives, Joan and Gloria, son William Chilcott and brother Michael Mangin.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at his home in Beach Lake, PA. All family and friends are invited to come and share stories.
Arrangements by Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St. Narrowsburg, NY: 845-252-3901.

Edward W. Bamberger
Former NYPD officer, 83

Edward W. Bamberger of Liberty NY died peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY. He was 83 years old.
Edward was born in NYC on January 24, 1929. He was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Sommers) Bamberger.
The name Edward means “Faithful Guardian”. He was a true member of “The Greatest Generation” serving in the American Merchant Marine and the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II. In 1981, he took disability retirement after 28-years as a NYPD officer. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Ed moved to Liberty area in 1981. He loved Sullivan County and served his community and his environment to the best of his ability. He loved his country and its constitution.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-years, Sharon Space-Bamberger of Liberty. Also, his son Christopher (Maureen) Bamberger of Mohegan Lake NY, and his daughter Lisa Diamond of Carmel, NY. He leaves five grandchildren: Gina (Paul) Hendry, Melissa (Sutton) Evans-Younger, Anthony Diamond, Serena Diamond and Christopher Bamberger, Jr. and three great-grandchildren: Breanna Valdes, Derek Evans, Jr. and Shayla Younger.
He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife: Sarafina (Mattioli) Bamberger and his infant great-grandson Sean Younger.
Edward was a friend of Bill W. since 1977 and has helped many others reach recovery. He was a NRA Benefactor, a member of the NYS Rifle & Pistol Club, Warwarsing Rod & Gun Club life member, 40-year member and Vice-President of the Sullivan County Conservation Club. He was also a member and officer of both Hudson Valley American Merchant Marine Group in Matamoras, Pa. and the Gene De Long Merchant Marine Group in Newburgh. He was Past Trustee and Veteran’s Chair of the Liberty Elks Lodge #1545.
Ed was a faithful attendee of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Liberty. He last took communion the day before his death and knelt before his Lord. He had planned on becoming a St. Paul’s member on Easter Sunday but God took his weary body home.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 4 - 6:30 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, 115 West Street at Buckley, Liberty.
Liberty Elks Lodge #1545 will conduct services Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Merchant Marines Crossing the Bar Service and then a memorial service in the funeral home. The Rev. Johanna Andritz will officiate.
It was Ed’s expressed wish to be cremated and to be buried at sea.
Memorial contributions in Ed’s name may be made to the Sullivan County Conservation Club, P.O. Box 9, Monticello, NY 12701.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, 115 West St. at Buckley Liberty, NY. 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200

John Winfriede Meyers
August 1, 1953 - April 4, 2012
Hortonville, NY

John W. Meyers, 58, of Hortonville, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Wednesday morning, April 4, 2012, at the VA Veterans Hospital in New York City. He was the loving husband of Christine Meyers.
John was born in Agana, Guam, the son of the late John M. Meyers and Elfriede Meyers. He was a 1972 graduate of Delaware Valley Central School, and a U.S. Air Force veteran of Viet Nam where he was a Crew Chief on the C130 aircraft. After his service, he continued in the field of aviation as an Aircraft Mechanic and Inspector.
In addition to his wife, Chris, he is survived by a daughter, Erika Schmidt; her husband, Matthew; a son, Daniel Leaver; a daughter, Lynn Ward; her husband Jesse; grandson, Jordan; granddaughters Emilie and Sydney; mother, Elfriede; brother, Sam; and many nephews, nieces and cousins..
John had a passion for cooking, flowers, making things grow, and loved all animals, especially rescuing retired racing greyhounds. He took enormous pleasure in spending time with his grandchildren, teaching them woodworking, having tea parties, and playing Monopoly. Playing Santa Claus, for children in need, was one of his favorite things. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, whose love of life touched the hearts of everyone he met.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of John’s life on April 14, 2012 starting at 1:00 PM, at the home where he resided, 112 Hortonville Main Street, Hortonville, NY.
Memorial contributions in John’s name, for the community he dearly loved, can be made to the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon, NY.
Arrangements by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc., 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY 12723.

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