Sullivan County Democrat
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March 1, 2013 Issue
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Joan T. Cuff

Joan Travis Cuff of Forestburgh, daughter of Clarence M. Travis Jr. and Marjorie Coffey Travis, went to Heaven on Thursday, April 12, 2012. She was 81.
Joan was born in Nyack, NY on July 31, 1930. She spent her 81 years on this planet sharing, love, joy and kindness with friends and family. She will forever remain in the hearts of all that knew her.
She leaves behind George, her beloved husband and best friend of 62 years; her two sons: Christopher, at home and George Jr., and his wife Josephine and granddaughter Sarah, all of New Britain, CT; her daughter, Janet Cuff Bonfoey, and her husband, Louis, and grandson Brian, all of Colchester, CT; her other grandchildren: Jeffrey Bonfoey and Isabel Bardwell-Jones; and her great grandchildren: Gabriella and Aedan, all of them from Centerville, MD.
All of this was her kingdom, all of these were her treasures.
There will be no visitation. A private farewell will be at the convenience of the family.
Kindly send any flowers or donations to the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Liberty, NY.
The family is extremely grateful for the loving care that was extended to Joan and the entire family.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home of Monticello.

Robert C. Miller
Ret. U.S. Navy, 75

Robert C. Miller, 75, a resident of Milwaukie, Oregon, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2012.
He was born December 15, 1936, in Youngsville, the son of Violet Miller and the late Charles Miller.
Bob made a career of the Navy, entering at the age of 17 and retiring as a Senior Chief.
Bob was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.
Surviving are two daughters, Michelle (Scott) Binder and Laurie (Phil) Oelkers, and four grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Violet Miller, and two sisters, Mary Lou (Alan) Kyser and Pat (Allan) Kehrley.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Martin K. Greenwald
July 19, 1936 - April 11, 2012

Martin K. Greenwald, 75, of Teaneck, NJ and Matamoras, PA, died peacefully in NYC on April 11, following a second bout of leukemia. He fought heroically and without reserve but met death surrounded by his loving and constantly supportive family. The funeral took place on April 12.
Born in NYC, Martin was raised in Wurtsboro, NY. He graduated from Monticello High School and Fordham University with a degree in pharmacy. Growing up, he worked in the Wurtsboro Pharmacy, operated by his own pharmacist parents, Florence and Jack Greenwald. Ultimately, he owned the Milford Drugstore, where he was beloved by all for his compassion, knowledge and generosity.
He married the former Vera Goodman of Vineland, NJ, celebrating over 50 years of marriage. They had three children, Shari, (David Mendes), Joel (Debbie), and Daniel (Babette) and eight grandchildren. They were the love of his life.
Martin and Vera had their primary home in Teaneck, but equally loved their farm in Matamoras, where Martin spent happy days with his family and friends, photographing birds, taking hikes and planting unbelievable gardens, as well as an apartment in Jerusalem to be near their daughter and her family in Israel.
Additionally, he was named to the first Board of Directors of the Community Bank of Orange, a position he continued to hold.
He will be missed for his wisdom, love of religion, his beloved New York Jets and awareness of the great gift of life he had been given to share with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by his two brothers, Dennis Greenwald and Gary Greenwald and their families.
Shiva will take place at his home in Teaneck, NJ and locally, at the home of Gary Greenwald, Twin Oaks, 395 Sarah Wells Trail, Goshen, on Monday to Wednesday nights from 5 to 8 p.m.

James Wexler

Let us sing of James Wexler’s life to the sound of Clark Kessinger’s fiddle, William Kapell’s Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2, and Hindesmith’s Mathis der Maler Symphony.
A musician, a photographer, a Rolling Stones fan, and a gentleman.
From his first day in Brooklyn on the 17th of January 1946, on to Monti High, then to Franklin & Marshall, NYU, and to the gathering of fiddlers at Galax, Virginia.
As we pause to Hindesmith’s poem, we recall his love of the Correctone Stringband and his smile at the Shandelee Music Festival upon the mountaintop.
His niece Nancy, nephew Doug, sister-in-law Gigi, and brother David will sing his name on spring sunrises and fall sunsets. April 15 will be his remembrance in Tucson with Ed Abbey humor and foot tapping Irish reels. Time is a dream, and so let us put the chairs on the tables, toast one more time, and leave the door open for the songs of tomorrow and yesterday. For this time, Jim is playing with Earl Scruggs and laughing with Van Gogh while the stars dance around the night’s canvas.
James Wexler, January 17, 1946 to March 2, 2012. Rest easy gentle prince.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home of Monticello. For further service details or to leave an online condolence please visit

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