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Arthur J. Bossert
Retired equipment operator and farmer, 90

Arthur J. Bossert of Lake Huntington, a retired equipment operator for Bernas Construction and retired dairy farmer, and lifelong resident of the area, died on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at home. He was 90.
Son of the late John and Elizabeth Mueller Bossert, he was born on April 29, 1922 in Cochecton.
He married Katherine Bertsch Bossert.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Katherine Bertsch Bossert, at home; one sister-in-law Dorothy Bertsch Williams and her husband Robert, of Monticello; as well as many dear friends in Lake Huntington and Cochecton.
Friends may call on Wednesday, August 22, at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 23, at the funeral home, at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in East Cochecton Cemetery, Cochecton.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, Tenn 38105.

Harry S. Barkley, 62
November 20, 1949 - August 17, 2012

Harry S. Barkley of Loch Sheldrake passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a long illness, on Friday morning, August 17, 2012. He was 62.
He was born on November 20, 1949 in Liberty, NY, and was the son of the late B. Thomas and Myrtle Barkley of Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
Harry graduated from Tri-Valley Central School in 1967 and then the Wanakena Ranger School of SUNY ESF. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He worked as a surveyor, then later retired as an electrician. To his daughters he will always be the strongest, fastest, bravest man who knew a lot about everything, and could fix just about anything. He enjoyed hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, traveling, and camping. Besides New York, he had also lived in Maine, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Nancy Lawrence Barkley, and his three daughters: Jennifer (Brian) Walrath of Cobleskill, Amy Barkley (Peter) -Carey, of Divine Corners, and Carolyn (Earl) Morrison of Danville, Vermont. He was also loved tremendously by his 5 grandchildren; Emily and Alora Carey, Claudia and Benjamin Walrath, and Luke Morrison. Siblings: Thomas L. Barkley of Woodbourne and Maine, Richard Barkley of Woodbourne, Geraldine (Jim) Bowers of Hurleyville, and Marlene (Tom) Poley of Neversink; numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. He will be lovingly missed and remembered by all as a kind, caring, hardworking and honest man.
A funeral service was held Monday, August 20, 2012 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788. Pastors Susan Woodworth and Bob Kersten officiated. Interment with full military honors followed at the Hurleyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stoney Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550, the Rolling Thunder Veterans Organization, C/O James Sennett, 60 Briscoe Road, Jeffersonville, NY 12748, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home. For further information, please call 845-434-7363 or visit the website www.colonialbryantfuneral

Agnes Jeslinek Tietz, 97

Agnes Jeslinek Tietz of Obernburg, NY, entered into Eternal Rest on Saturday, August 18, 2012. She was 97.
Of Bohemian heritage, Agnes was born in Rockland Lake, NY, to the late Frank and Anne Jansky/Yonsky Jeslinek. Agnes grew up in Dumont, NJ, and lived in Teaneck, NJ, for 52 years, with her husband, the late Joseph Charles Tietz, before they moved to Whiting, NJ. Agnes eventually moved to Obernburg, NY, to live with her daughter and son-in-law.
She was the devoted mother of Elizabeth (Bette) Tietz Bisig and her husband Thomas of Obernburg, NY: Nancy Tietz McGreen of Toms River, NJ; and Joseph Tietz and his wife Eileen of Tinton Falls, NJ; beloved grandmother to Scott Bisig and his wife Barbara, Dawn Bisig, Joseph Tietz Jr., Stephanie Tietz and the late John E. Bisig. She was the cherished Great-grandmother of Amanda, Michelle, Tyler and Krystina Bisig.
Friends may call on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY from 10 a.m. to noon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21 at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Obernburg, NY. Father Joseph Jeracek will officiate.
Burial will be on Wednesday, August 22 at 1 p.m. at Whiting Memorial Park in Whiting, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Agnes’ memory to St. Mary’s R.C. Church, P.O. Box 1, Obernburg, NY 12767.
Arrangements are by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.

Mary J. Bolte

Loving wife and mother Mary Joan Bolte of North Branch, New York, passed away Apr. 29, 2011, in Cerritos, California. She was 87.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Francis and Mary Ziegler on Oct. 23, 1923.
She married Joseph Penna and they made their home for a short time in Texas before moving to Long Beach, California.
While in California, she worked for the Long Beach Unified School District as a cafeteria worker and retiring as a Clerk Typist.
She enjoyed traveling, lounging by her pool and cooking for and spending time with her family and friends.
Mary spent her childhood summers with her family and friends in North Branch and upon retirement she moved back.
She is survived by her sons Joseph and Andrew Penna of California and her daughters Julia Hawk and her husband Steve of California and Mary Clancy and her husband Dennis of Vermont; her grandchildren Shannon, Amber, Heather and Derek Penna, Erin, Christine and Patrick Clancy and Christopher Hawk.
She is also survived by her brother Andrew Ziegler and his wife Virginia of Callicoon, New York, and family members Bill and Gail Bolte of North Branch, New York and New Jersey, and their children Tamsen Snyder and Brad Bolte and Lynne Wedeen of New Jersey, and her children Nicole Mazzitelli and Rachel DiFilippi. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husbands Joseph Penna, Jack Keeland, and Herman Bolte and two brothers Edmund and Francis Ziegler.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 am on August 25 at St. Mary's Church in Obernburg, New York. Father Joseph Juracek will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary's Church, P.O. Box 1, Obenburg, NY 12767 or the USO (where she met her first husband Joe at a USO dance.)

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